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noun as in shaking, quivering

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It can be caused by heat, vibrations, magnetic fluctuations, or any host of environmental factors that are hard to control.

As with Gough’s rubber, an entropy drop in the metal’s structure requires a rise in the entropy of its atomic vibrations, which heats the material.

People associate the rolling sound of a truck with the vibration they feel.

With fewer vibrations, players can transfer more hitting power, or rebound energy, to the ball.

A smaller distance means fewer vibrations when a ball hits the bat.

Every day on the set of 12 Years A Slave there was a high vibration of focus, but that day in particular it was acute.

But after the fifth consecutive call—the vibration interrupting my conversation with perplexed hosts—I politely stepped away.

Vibration promotes life and vigour, strength and beauty...Vibrate Your Body and Make It Well.

One man said when the temblor struck he heard a “roaring sound” and felt a violent vibration—“I never felt like that before.”

The hellish, screeching vibration was somehow absorbed by the timber structure of the house.

Besides this fundamental or primary vibration, the movement divides itself into segments, or sections, of the entire length.

Since this is a law of vibration, it is unscientific to speak of giving an overtone, for all tones contain overtones.

Mrs. Vivian had hardly spoken when the sharp little vibration of her door-bell was heard in the hall.

From above, through the ceiling, came the vibration of some machine at work, and the machine might have been the loom of time.

Perhaps another reason may be named in the wood being so ripe and dry as to permit free vibration.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vibration, such as: fluctuation, oscillation, pulse, reverberation, tremor, and beating.

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