resonance

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French resonance (French résonance), from Latin resonantia (echo), from resonō (I resound).

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Noun[edit]

resonance (countable and uncountable, plural resonances)

  1. The condition of being resonant.
    • 2012 May 24, Nathan Rabin, “Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3”, The Onion AV Club:
      But the film is largely redeemed by an unexpected emotional resonance befitting a Steven Spielberg production.
  2. A resonant sound, echo
  3. (figuratively) Something that evokes an association, or a strong emotion.
  4. (physics) The increase in the amplitude of an oscillation of a system under the influence of a periodic force whose frequency is close to that of the system's natural frequency.
  5. (nuclear physics) A short-lived subatomic particle that cannot be observed directly.
    • 2004, When experiments with the first ‘atom-smashers’ took place in the 1950s to 1960s, many short-lived heavier siblings of the proton and neutron, known as ‘resonances’, were discovered. — Frank Close, Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2004, p. 35)
  6. An increase in the strength or duration of a musical tone produced by sympathetic vibration.
  7. (chemistry) The property of a compound that can be visualized as having two structures differing only in the distribution of electrons.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin resonantia (echo), from resonō (I resound).

Noun[edit]

resonance f (oblique plural resonances, nominative singular resonance, nominative plural resonances)

  1. resonance

Etymology 2[edit]

resoner (to reason) +‎ -ance.

Noun[edit]

resonance f (oblique plural resonances, nominative singular resonance, nominative plural resonances)

  1. reason (logic, thinking behind an idea or concept)

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