He told the cops about the “microwave machine” whose “vibrations” kept him from being able to sleep.
As a result, sensitive gravitational measurements require isolation from any vibrations and careful fabrication of components.
Gurnett knew that he could use the vibrations in the plasma to determine its density.
1650s, from Latin vibrationem (nominative 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.
A woman who more or less freely made love to soldiers, sailors, etc, from patriotic motives
[WWII; fr victory girl]