Meaning of VIBRATION in English


— vibrational , adj. — vibrationless , adj.

/vuy bray"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act of vibrating.

2. the state of being vibrated.

3. Physics.

a. the oscillating, reciprocating, or other periodic motion of a rigid or elastic body or medium forced from a position or state of equilibrium.

b. 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.

4. an instance of vibratory motion; oscillation; quiver; tremor.

5. a supernatural emanation, bearing good or ill, that is sensed by or revealed to those attuned to the occult.

6. Often, vibrations . Informal. a general emotional feeling one has from another person or a place, situation, etc.: I usually get good vibrations from him.

[ 1645-55; 1965-70 for def. 6; vibration- (s. of vibratio ). See VIBRATE, -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .