Definition of vibration :
1. A limited reciprocating motion of a particle of an elastic body or medium in alternately opposite directions from its position of equilibrium, when that equilibrium has been disturbed, as when a stretched cord or other body produces musical notes, or particles of air transmit sounds to the ear. The path of the particle may be in a straight line, in a circular arc, or in any curve whatever.
2. The act of vibrating, or the state of being vibrated, or in vibratory motion; quick motion to and fro; oscillation, as of a pendulum or musical string.
note, peculiarity, thrill, aspect, smell, aura, mood, shudder, halo, quiver, facet, chi, flavor, frisson, property, shake, sway, jiggling, shivering, shuddering, tingle, shakiness, cycle, roll, toing and froing, odor, nature, wobble, feature, ki, air, chill, component, vibe, quality, wiggle, factor, shiver, quivering, karma, climate, aroma, patina, temper, twitching, bounce, wavering, trembling, atmosphere, nimbus, shaking, ambience
oscillation (part of speech: noun)
- She will strive, crave, hunger for you- not that she may possess you, but that you may be one with her in her own possession; she will send out vibration after vibration of sympathy and longing; and you, on this side, will be tuned to her as none other can be- you, on this side, will be empty for her love, for the sight and sound of her.... - "The Necromancers", Robert Hugh Benson.
- When the vibration reaches the surface crust a severe shaking of the country adjacent is the result. - "Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror", Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows.
- For each decrease and increase in current the diaphragm of the telephone receiver makes one vibration. - "Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son", John Mills.