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sympathetic vibration

noun, Physics.
a vibration induced by resonance.
Origin of sympathetic vibration
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The writing lever is exactly tuned to the vibrating interrupter and is thus thrown into sympathetic vibration.

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  • If this is done without pushing, but by flexible action, a sympathetic vibration can be felt through the entire body.

  • This result is said to be due to sympathetic vibration, and is an example of resonance (Fig. 326).

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • I have felt a sympathetic vibration for them and they have made me feel that we were friends.

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  • The presence of these overtones may often be detected by the sympathetic vibration of other wires near-by.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • Vibrations in the air too feeble to affect the ear are intensified by sympathetic vibration until they can be heard.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • Mention two examples of resonance or sympathetic vibration from your own experience out of school.

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