- 1An instance of vibrating: powerful vibrations from an earthquake [mass noun]: the big-capacity engine generated less vibrationMore example sentences
quiver, quivering, shake, shaking, shaking movement, quaver, quavering, quake, quaking, tremble, trembling, tremor, judder, shiver, shivering, shudder, shuddering; oscillation, vacillationreverberation, resonance, throbbing, throb, vibrating, pulsation, pulsing, rumbling, rumble, beating, beat, drumming, drum, thumping, thump, thrumming, thrum, pounding, pound, palpitating, palpitation; hum, humming, murmur, murmuring, drone, droning, buzz, buzzing
- Additional equipment was used to generate soil vibrations in playback experiments.
- In some instances unforeseen vibrations or overload conditions may develop to cause failure.
- Other rodents probably process the seismic vibrations when they are converted to airborne sounds in the burrow tunnel or chamber.
- 1.1 Physics An oscillation of the parts of a fluid or an elastic solid whose equilibrium has been disturbed or of an electromagnetic wave: molecular vibrations [mass noun]: the high frequencies of vibration in diamondMore example sentences
- However, advocates do not necessarily identify energy or vibrations with radiation or electromagnetic fields, as Abrams did.
- In conventional superconductors, atomic vibrations induce the electron pairing.
- In conventional superconductors, vibrations of atoms induce electrons, which normally repel each other, to form pairs.
- 2 (vibrations) • informal A person’s emotional state, the atmosphere of a place, or the associations of an object, as communicated to and felt by others: I picked up no unusual vibrations as to the envelope’s contentsMore example sentences
- We'd appreciate it if you'd all join us in that endeavor and keep emanating those good vibrations because they help more than you know.
- When you heal, positive vibrations surround you even if you don't realize it.
- With plenty of good vibrations, soul and spirit, this year's Festival is sure to garner some new fans, which is exactly what Hayden and Deen are hoping for.
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- Imagine a molecule made up of tiny balls connected by springs, twang the balls and the molecule vibrates with a set of frequencies which can be recorded as a vibrational spectrum.
- In a rigid potential well, a molecule has a high vibrational frequency at room temperature, with a concomitant lower vibrational entropy.
- For a full exploitation of the information content of vibrational spectroscopy, quantum chemical calculations are necessary.
mid 17th century: from Latin vibratio(n-), from the verb vibrare (see vibrate).