- 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.
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.
A smaller distance means fewer vibrations when a ball hits the bat.
But after the fifth consecutive call—the vibration interrupting my conversation with perplexed hosts—I politely stepped away.
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
Some final twitching, a jolt in his chest muscles, a vibration in his hands, and finally it was over.
Sound is transmitted in longitudinal waves through air and other material substance as vibration.Electricity and Magnetism|Elisha Gray
The vibration should be equal at the slightest oscillation of the balance as well as during the longer arcs.Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches|Walter J. Kleinlein
The vibration and noise were terrific; one could not see even these large shells coming out of the guns, only fire and smoke.My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915|Monica M. Stanley
The consequence was a vibration of the mica diaphragm to which the stylus was attached.Heroes of the Telegraph|J. Munro
The human hearing apparatus is a device which is set in vibration by air waves, and the result is called sound.Physiology|Ernest G. Martin
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