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Definition 1: the act of vibrating - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for vibration in the sense of this definition

(vibration is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

(... is a kind of vibration ) an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)

Definition 2: a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where vibration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that place gave me bad vibrations
  • it gave me a nostalgic vibe

Synonyms for vibration in the sense of this definition

(vibration is a kind of ...) a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

"an air of mystery" "the house had a neglected air" "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters" "the place had an aura of romance"

Definition 3: (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for vibration in the sense of this definition

(vibration is a kind of ...) (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

(... is a kind of vibration ) (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value

(... is a kind of vibration ) (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load

(... is a kind of vibration ) 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

(... is a kind of vibration ) 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

(... is a kind of vibration ) (physics) vibration produced by resonance

(vibration belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 4: a shaky motion - [noun denoting state]

Samples where vibration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

Synonyms for vibration in the sense of this definition

(vibration is a kind of ...) a state of change

"they were in a state of steady motion"

(... is a kind of vibration ) (music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones

(... is a kind of vibration ) shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease)

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