- the act of vibrating.
- the state of being vibrated.
- 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.
- an instance of vibratory motion; oscillation; quiver; tremor.
- a supernatural emanation, bearing good or ill, that is sensed by or revealed to those attuned to the occult.
- Often vibrations. Informal. a general emotional feeling one has from another person or a place, situation, etc.: I usually get good vibrations from him.
Origin of vibration
Examples from the Web for vibrational
From below came a vibrational rushing noise, nearly subsonic, which told him of the fueling operation.Tight Squeeze
Dean Charles Ing
The vibrational mode of stimulation to be presently described labours under no such disadvantage.Response in the Living and Non-Living
Jagadis Chunder Bose
It is a curious property of this vibrational system of invisibility that the index of refraction is made very low.The Black Star Passes
John W Campbell
All the rest beneath man are vibrational imitations or images of that expression.Manual of the Enumeration
C. J. Coffman
It picks up the ether and sends it through a set degree of vibrational activity.The Blind Spot
- the act or an instance of vibrating
- 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
- the process or state of vibrating or being vibrated
Word Origin and History for vibrational
1650s, from Latin vibrationem (nominative vibratio), from vibratus (see vibrate). Meaning "intuitive signal about a person or thing" was popular late 1960s, but has been recorded as far back as 1899.
- A rapid oscillation of a particle, particles, or elastic solid or surface, back and forth across a central position.