Meaning of “vibration” in the English Dictionary

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"vibration" in British English

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vibrationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /vaɪˈbreɪ.ʃən/ us /vaɪˈbreɪ.ʃən/

continuous quick, slight shaking movement:

Vibrations were felt hundreds of miles from the centre of the earthquake.
Aircraft manufacturers want to reduce vibration for the sake of safety.

More examples

  • The vibration can become irksome after a while.
  • We know that prolonged exposure to vibration can weaken aircraft components.
  • The bolts have worked themselves free because of the vibrations.
  • The vibration of the lawn mower has made my hands tremble.
  • We could feel the vibration of the music through the floor.

(Definition of “vibration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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