- the oscillating, reciprocating, or other periodic motion of a rigid or elastic body or medium forced from a position or state of equilibrium.
- 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.
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It can be caused by heat, vibrations, magnetic fluctuations, or any host of environmental factors that are hard to control.Could Quantum Computing Progress Be Halted by Background Radiation?|Edd Gent|August 31, 2020|Singularity Hub
As with Gough’s rubber, an entropy drop in the metal’s structure requires a rise in the entropy of its atomic vibrations, which heats the material.The Shape-Shifting Squeeze Coolers|Marcus Woo|August 24, 2020|Quanta Magazine
People associate the rolling sound of a truck with the vibration they feel.COVID-19 lockdowns dramatically reduced seismic noise from humans|Carolyn Gramling|July 23, 2020|Science News
With fewer vibrations, players can transfer more hitting power, or rebound energy, to the ball.Why sports are becoming all about numbers — lots and lots of numbers|Silke Schmidt|May 21, 2020|Science News For Students
A smaller distance means fewer vibrations when a ball hits the bat.Why sports are becoming all about numbers — lots and lots of numbers|Silke Schmidt|May 21, 2020|Science News For Students
Every day on the set of 12 Years A Slave there was a high vibration of focus, but that day in particular it was acute.Lupita Nyong’o On Her Magical Journey from Kenya to ‘12 Years A Slave’ and Possible Oscar Glory|Marlow Stern|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But after the fifth consecutive call—the vibration interrupting my conversation with perplexed hosts—I politely stepped away.On the Hunt for Treviño Morales, Zetas Leader|Alfredo Corchado|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Vibration promotes life and vigour, strength and beauty...Vibrate Your Body and Make It Well.'Hysteria' and the Long, Strange History of the Vibrator|Marlow Stern|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One man said when the temblor struck he heard a “roaring sound” and felt a violent vibration—“I never felt like that before.”Nuke Plant Workers Break Silence|Lennox Samuels|March 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The hellish, screeching vibration was somehow absorbed by the timber structure of the house.How I Survived the Worst Earthquake of My Life|Denis Dutton|September 8, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Besides this fundamental or primary vibration, the movement divides itself into segments, or sections, of the entire length.
Since this is a law of vibration, it is unscientific to speak of giving an overtone, for all tones contain overtones.
Mrs. Vivian had hardly spoken when the sharp little vibration of her door-bell was heard in the hall.Confidence|Henry James
From above, through the ceiling, came the vibration of some machine at work, and the machine might have been the loom of time.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Perhaps another reason may be named in the wood being so ripe and dry as to permit free vibration.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
British Dictionary definitions for vibration
- a periodic motion about an equilibrium position, such as the regular displacement of air in the propagation of sound
- a single cycle of such a motion