- 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.
Origin of vibration
OTHER WORDS FROM vibration
How to use vibration in a sentence
These fish can feel vibration, and they can see you, so once you spot them, walk with super-soft feet.
This wavelength of light is generated by the vibrations of sunlight-heated water molecules, but not other compounds containing hydroxyl, which consists of an oxygen atom bound to a hydrogen atom.Water exists on sunny parts of the moon, scientists confirm|Maria Temming|October 26, 2020|Science News
The vest captures sound and turns the sound into patterns of vibration.Your Brain Makes You a Different Person Every Day - Issue 91: The Amazing Brain|Steve Paulson|October 14, 2020|Nautilus
One way that superconductors work is when the electrons flowing through them are “coupled” to phonons—vibrations in the lattice of atoms the material is made out of.Room-temperature superconductivity has been achieved for the first time|Niall Firth|October 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Sound waves, which consist of the vibrations of atoms or molecules, travel through a material as one particle jostles another.Fundamental constants place a new speed limit on sound|Emily Conover|October 9, 2020|Science News
Matter is energy, remember, and you can create vibrational momentum by ridding yourself of aptly named stuff.
From below came a vibrational rushing noise, nearly subsonic, which told him of the fueling operation.Tight Squeeze|Dean Charles Ing
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|Austin Hall
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
The vibrational mode of stimulation to be presently described labours under no such disadvantage.Response in the Living and Non-Living|Jagadis Chunder Bose
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