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See also: Vibration
- The act of vibrating or the condition of being vibrated.
- (physics) Any periodic process, especially a rapid linear motion of a body about an equilibrium position.
- A single complete vibrating motion.
- (parapsychology) A vibrational energy of spiritual nature through which mediumistic and other paranormal phenomena are conveyed or affected.
- (by extension, slang, often in the plural) An instinctively sensed emotional aura or atmosphere.
- Synonym: vibes
- 1967 October 7, “Parade in Haight-Ashbury Marks ‘Death of the Hippie’”, in New York Times, page 26:
- The procession circled the district, symbolically purging the area of its “evil,” which paraders described as the “bad vibrations” from tourists and youths in Hippie clothes not living up to Hippie standards.
act of vibrating
single complete vibrating motion
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
- vibration in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- vibration in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
vibration f (plural vibrations)