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Vibration vs. Oscillation

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Main Difference

The main difference between Vibration and Oscillation is that the Vibration is a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium point; precisely used to describe mechanical oscillation and Oscillation is a repetitive variation of some measure about a central value.

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  • Vibration (noun)

    The act of vibrating or the condition of being vibrated.

  • Vibration (noun)

    Any periodic process, especially a rapid linear motion of a body about an equilibrium position.

  • Vibration (noun)

    A single complete vibrating motion.

  • Vibration (noun)

    An instinctively sensed emotional aura or atmosphere; vibes.

  • Oscillation (noun)

    the act of oscillating or the state of being oscillated

  • Oscillation (noun)

    a regular periodic fluctuation in value about some mean

  • Oscillation (noun)

    a single such cycle

  • Oscillation (noun)

    defined for each point x in the domain of the function by \inf\left\{\mathrm{diam}(f(U))\mid U\mathrm{\ is\ a\ neighborhood\ of\ }x\right\}, and describes the difference (possibly ∞) between the limit superior and limit inferior of the function near that point.

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  • Vibration (noun)

    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.

  • Vibration (noun)

    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.

  • Oscillation (noun)

    The act of oscillating; a swinging or moving backward and forward, like a pendulum; vibration.

  • Oscillation (noun)

    Fluctuation; variation; change back and forth.

Webster Dictionary
  • Vibration (noun)

    the act of vibrating

  • Vibration (noun)

    a distinctive emotional atmosphere; sensed intuitively;

    "it gave me a nostalgic vibe"

    "that man gives off bad vibes"

  • Vibration (noun)

    a shaky motion;

    "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"

  • Vibration (noun)

    (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean

  • Oscillation (noun)

    the process of oscillating between states

  • Oscillation (noun)

    (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean

  • Oscillation (noun)

    a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon;

    "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"

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