vibration


vibration
1. A shaking. 2. A to-and-fro movement, as in oscillation. [L. vibratio, fr. vibro, pp. -atus, to quiver, shake]

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vi·bra·tion vī-'brā-shən n
1 a) a periodic motion of the particles of an elastic body or medium in alternately opposite directions from the position of equilibrium when that equilibrium has been disturbed (as when particles of air transmit sounds to the ear)
b) the action of vibrating: the state of being vibrated or in vibratory motion
2) an instance of vibration
vi·brate 'vī-.brāt vb, vi·brat·ed; vi·brat·ing
vi·bra·tion·al -shnəl, -shən-əl adj

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vi·bra·tion (vi-braґshən) [L. vibratio, from vibrare to shake] 1. a rapid movement to and fro; cf. oscillation. 2. massage in which a light, rhythmic, quivering effect is achieved; often performed with a mechanical device (electrovibratory or vibratory massage).

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  • Vibration — Vi*bra tion, n. [L. vibratio: cf. F. vibration.] 1. The act of vibrating, or the state of being vibrated, or in vibratory motion; quick motion to and fro; oscillation, as of a pendulum or musical string. [1913 Webster] As a harper lays his open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Vibration — (lat.), Schwingung (s. d.). Vibrationstheorie, s. Licht, S. 511 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • vibration — фр. [вибрасьо/н], нем. [вибрацио/н], англ. [вайбрэ/йшн] vibrazione ит. [вибрацио/нэ] вибрация …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • vibration — (n.) 1650s, from L. vibrationem (nom. vibratio), from vibratus (see VIBRATE (Cf. vibrate)). Meaning intuitive signal about a person or thing was popular late 1960s, but has been recorded as far back as 1899 …   Etymology dictionary

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