Share this entry

Share this page

natural frequency

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

Definition of natural frequency in English:

noun

Physics
The frequency at which a system oscillates when not subjected to a continuous or repeated external force.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of natural frequency in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day odium
Pronunciation: ˈəʊdɪəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…