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English noun: vibration

1. vibration (act) the act of vibrating


Synonymsquiver, quivering


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)shudder, tremor

2. vibration (state) a shaky motion


SamplesThe shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe.


Synonymspalpitation, quiver, quivering, shakiness, shaking, trembling


Broader (hypernym)motion


Narrower (hyponym)tremolo, tremor

3. vibration (event) (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean


Synonymsoscillation


Broader (hypernym)undulation, wave


Narrower (hyponym)beat, resonance, ripple, sympathetic vibration, transient


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

4. vibration (attribute) a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively


SamplesThat place gave me bad vibrations.
It gave me a nostalgic vibe.


Synonymsvibe


Broader (hypernym)air, atmosphere, aura









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