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.
a supernatural emanation, bearing good or ill, that is sensed by or revealed to those attuned to the occult.
Often vibrations .Informal. vibe (defs. 1, 2).
- vi·bra·tion·al, adjective
- vi·bra·tion·less, adjective
- non·vi·bra·tion, noun
- re·vi·bra·tion, noun
- un·vi·bra·tion·al, adjective
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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
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
- vibrational, adjective
- vibrationless, adjective
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Scientific definitions for vibration
A rapid oscillation of a particle, particles, or elastic solid or surface, back and forth across a central position.
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