Meaning of VIBRATION in English


Pronunciation: v ī - ' br ā -sh ə n

Function: noun

Date: 1635

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 a stretched cord produces musical tones or molecules in the air transmit sounds to the ear) b : the action of vibrating : the state of being vibrated or in vibratory motion: as (1) : OSCILLATION (2) : a quivering or trembling motion : QUIVER

2 : an instance of vibration

3 : vacillation in opinion or action : WAVERING

4 a : a characteristic emanation, aura, or spirit that infuses or vitalizes someone or something and that can be instinctively sensed or experienced ― often used in plural b : a distinctive usually emotional atmosphere capable of being sensed ― usually used in plural

– vi · bra · tion · al \ -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

– vi · bra · tion · less \ -sh ə n-l ə s \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.