Definition of vibration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//vaɪˈbreɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//vaɪˈbreɪʃn//
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a continuous shaking movement or feeling We could feel the vibrations from the trucks passing outside. a reduction in the level of vibration in the engine
  2. 2vibrations [plural] (formal) = vibes
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin vibratio(n-), from the verb vibrare ‘vibrate’.Extra examples Their instruments can detect the slightest vibration. vibrations from heavy traffic Is it possible to reduce the level of vibration in the engine? The sensitive equipment can detect the slightest vibration in the ground.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vibration