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VIBRATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vibration mean? 

VIBRATION (noun)
  The noun VIBRATION has 5 senses:

1. the act of vibrating
2. a distinctive emotional atmosphere; sensed intuitively
3. a shaky motion
4. (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
5. a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively

  Familiarity information: VIBRATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


VIBRATION (noun)


Sense 1vibration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of vibrating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

vibration; quivering; quiver

Hypernyms ("vibration" is a kind of...):

motility; motion; move; movement (a change of position that does not entail a change of location)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vibration"):

shudder; tremor (an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear))


Sense 2vibration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinctive emotional atmosphere; sensed intuitively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

vibe; vibration

Context examples:

it gave me a nostalgic vibe / that man gives off bad vibes

Hypernyms ("vibration" is a kind of...):

ambiance; ambience; atmosphere (a particular environment or surrounding influence)


Sense 3vibration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A shaky motion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

trembling; quivering; shakiness; shaking; quiver; palpitation; vibration

Context example:

the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

Hypernyms ("vibration" is a kind of...):

motion (a state of change)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vibration"):

tremolo ((music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones)

tremor (shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease))


Sense 4vibration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

oscillation; vibration

Hypernyms ("vibration" is a kind of...):

undulation; wave ((physics) a movement up and down or back and forth)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vibration"):

ripple ((electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value)

transient ((physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load)

beat (a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations)

resonance (a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system)

sympathetic vibration ((physics) vibration produced by resonance)


Sense 5vibration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

that place gave me bad vibrations

Hypernyms ("vibration" is a kind of...):

air; atmosphere; aura (a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing)


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