Definition of natural frequency in English:

natural frequency

Syllabification: nat·u·ral fre·quen·cy


  • The frequency at which a system oscillates when not subjected to a continuous or repeated external force.
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    • What we call the ‘natural frequency’ in here is actually the lowest natural frequency of the string.
    • Tuned vibration damping will reduce the amplification at the natural frequency and prevent the system from oscillating in response to transient vibrations.
    • The swing is behaving like a tuned resonator which responds strongly to a driving force at its own natural frequency but is less responsive at other frequencies.

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