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Related to vibration: Mechanical vibration
a. The act of vibrating.
b. The condition of being vibrated.
a. A rapid linear motion of a particle or of an elastic solid about an equilibrium position.
b. A periodic process.
3. A single complete vibrating motion; a quiver.
4. Informal A distinctive emotional quality or atmosphere that is sensed or experienced by someone. Often used in the plural: "Miami gives off the same vibrations, the same portent of disaster, but with a difference" (James Atlas).
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1. the act or an instance of vibrating
2. (General Physics) physics
a. a periodic motion about an equilibrium position, such as the regular displacement of air in the propagation of sound
b. a single cycle of such a motion
3. the process or state of vibrating or being vibrated
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1. the act of vibrating or the state of being vibrated.
a. the oscillating, reciprocating, or other periodic motion of a rigid or elastic body or medium forced from a position or state of equilibrium.
b. the analogous motion of the particles of a mass of air or the like, whose state of equilibrium has been disturbed, as in transmitting sound.
3. an instance of vibratory motion; oscillation; quiver.
4. a supernatural emanation that is sensed by or revealed to those attuned to the occult.
5. vibrations, Informal. general emotional feelings one has from another person or a place, situation, etc.
[1645–55; < Latin]
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See Also: TREMBLING
- Body jerking like a fish —David Mamet, dialogue from “Hill Street Blues” television show, broadcast January 13, 1987
- (Light … came at him) throbbing like a drum —Mark Helprin
- Jerking like a decked shark —Denis Johnson
- A little ripple (went through her) like the commmotion set up in a weeping willow by a puff of wind —O. Henry
- Oscillate like a blancmange in an earthquake —John Wainwright
- (Thoughts) rattle about … like dried seeds in a pod —Ellen Glasgow
- Rattle about [a large apartment] like dried peas in a pod —Janet Hobhouse
- Rattled like a dicer’s cup —Davis Grubb
- (The King’s heart) rattled like spook chains in a horror show —Tom Robbins
- Rattling like a crockery shop in an earthquake —Arthur Baer
- [A cough] shook me like a coconut tree in a tornado —Dominique Lapierre
- Throbbing like a heart —Marguerite Yourcenar
- Throb like the heart of a coffee drinker —O. Henry
- Vibrating like a dog’s tail —Norman Mailer
- Vibrating … like a man with a high fever —Anon
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|Noun||1.||vibration - the act of vibrating |
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
|2.||vibration - a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"|
motion - a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion"
tremolo - (music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones
tremor - shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease)
|3.||vibration - (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
ripple - (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value
transient - (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load
beat - a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations
resonance - a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system
sympathetic vibration - (physics) vibration produced by resonance
|4.||vibration - a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively; "that place gave me bad vibrations"; "it gave me a nostalgic vibe"|
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1. shaking, shake, trembling, quake, quaking, shudder, shuddering, quiver, oscillation, judder (informal) The vibration dislodged the pins from the plane's rudder.
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vibration[vaɪˈbreɪʃən] n → vibration f
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vibration[vaɪˈbreɪʃ/ən] n → vibrazione f
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vibrate(vaiˈbreit) , ((American) ˈvaibreit) verb
to (cause to) shake, tremble, or move rapidly back and forth. Every sound that we hear is making part of our ear vibrate; The engine has stopped vibrating. vibreer يَهْتَز، يَرْتَج вибрирам vibrar kmitat, chvět se vibrieren vibrere δονώ, δονούμαι, πάλλω, πάλλομαιvibrar vibreerima لرزاندن؛ مرتعش کردن värähdellä vibrer לִרעוֹד कम्पायमान होना, दोलायमान होना, गूंजना vibrirati rezeg bergetar titra, skjálfa vibrare 振動する 진동하다 vibruoti, virpėti vibrēt; trīcēt; drebēt bergetar trillenriste, sitre, vibreredrgać, wibrować vibrar a vibra, a trepida вибрировать kmitať, chvieť sa vibrirati vibrirati vibrera สั่น titremek (使)振動 вібрувати, тремтіти تھرتھرانا chuyển động, rung, lắc （使）振动viˈbration ((British and American) -ˈbrei-) noun
(an) act of vibrating. This building is badly affected by the vibration of all the heavy traffic that passes. vibrasie إرْتِجاج вибрация vibração vibrace die Vibration vibration δόνηση, κραδασμόςvibración vibratsioon لرزش؛ ارتعاش värinä vibrationתנודה स्पंदन vibracija rezgés getaran titringur, skjálfti vibrazione 振動 진동 vibracija, virpėjimas vibrācija; trīcēšana; drebēšana getaran trillingristing, sitring, vibreringdrganie, wibracjavibração vibraţie вибрация vibrácia tresenje vibracija vibration การสั่น titreme 振動 вібрація تھرتھراہٹ sự rung động, sự chuyển động 振动
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n. vibración, oscilación.
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vibrationn vibración f
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