Definition of vibration in English:


Line breaks: vi¦bra|tion
Pronunciation: /vʌɪˈbreɪʃ(ə)n


  • 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 contents
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    • 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).

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