vibration

[vahy-brey-shuhn]
noun
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.

Origin:
1645–55; 1965–70 for def 6; < Latin vibrātiōn- (stem of vibrātiō). See vibrate, -ion

vibrational, adjective
vibrationless, adjective
nonvibration, noun
revibration, noun
unvibrational, adjective
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vibration (vaɪˈbreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of vibrating
2.  physics
 a.  a periodic motion about an equilibrium position, such as the regular displacement of air in the propagation of sound
 b.  a single cycle of such a motion
3.  the process or state of vibrating or being vibrated
 
vi'brational
 
adj
 
vi'brationless
 
adj

vibrations (vaɪˈbreɪʃənz)
 
pl n
1.  instinctive feelings supposedly influencing human communication
2.  a characteristic atmosphere felt to be emanating from places or objects

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vibration
1656, from L. vibrationem (nom. vibratio), from vibratus (see vibrate). Meaning "intuitive signal about a person or thing" was popular late 1960s, but has been recorded as far back as 1899.
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vibration   (vī-brā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
A rapid oscillation of a particle, particles, or elastic solid or surface, back and forth across a central position.
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Example sentences
Gold is the hardest of the three to detect, not as strong of vibrations.
The weaker sound vibrations of air necessitate an ear-drum.
Vibrations from trains are suspected of triggering debris flows.
Uh oh, the vibrations from typing that last sentence seem to have jarred loose
  the anvil.
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