Pronunciation: (vī-brā'shun), [key]
1. the act of vibrating.
2. the state of being vibrated.
3. Physics.
a. the oscillating, reciprocating, or other periodic motion of a rigid or elastic body or medium forced from a position or state of equilibrium.
b. the analogous motion of the particles of a mass of air or the like, whose state of equilibrium has been disturbed, as in transmitting sound.
4. an instance of vibratory motion; oscillation; quiver; tremor.
5. a supernatural emanation, bearing good or ill, that is sensed by or revealed to those attuned to the occult.
6. Often, vibrations. Informal.a general emotional feeling one has from another person or a place, situation, etc.: I usually get good vibrations from him.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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