- An example of a vibration is the feeling of two cymbals being slammed together.
- An example of a vibration is when one person gets the feeling that another person does not want to do something that has been discussed.
The definition of a vibration is a movement back and forth, or an emotion sensed by another person.
- the action of vibrating; specif.,
- movement back and forth, as of a pendulum; oscillation
- rapid rhythmic movement back and forth; quiver
- vacillation or wavering, as between two choices or opinions
- [pl.] emotional qualities or supernatural emanations that are sensed or felt by another person or thing
- periodic, to-and-fro motion or oscillation of an object, as an elastic body or the particles of a fluid, when it is displaced from the rest position or position of equilibrium, as in transmitting sound
- a single, complete oscillation
Origin of vibrationClassical Latin vibratio
- a. The act of vibrating.b. The condition of being vibrated.
- Physics a. A rapid linear motion of a particle or of an elastic solid about an equilibrium position.b. A periodic process.
- A single complete vibrating motion; a quiver.
- Informal A distinctive emotional quality or atmosphere that is sensed or experienced by someone. Often used in the plural: “Miami gives off the same vibrations, the same portent of disaster, but with a difference” ( James Atlas )