Meaning of VIBRATION in English

VIBRATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ vī-ˈbrā-shən ]

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 -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

• vi·bra·tion·less -shən-ləs adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.