- 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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Origin of vibration
OTHER WORDS FROM vibration
Example sentences from the Web for vibration
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
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 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
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