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Vibration vs. Phonon

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Vibrationnoun

The act of vibrating or the condition of being vibrated.

Phononnoun

(physics) The quantum of acoustic or vibrational energy (sound), considered a discrete particle rather than a wave.

Vibrationnoun

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

Phononnoun

(linguistics) A unit of phonemics.

Vibrationnoun

A single complete vibrating motion.

Phonon

In physics, a phonon is a collective excitation in a periodic, elastic arrangement of atoms or molecules in condensed matter, specifically in solids and some liquids. Often referred to as a quasiparticle, it is an excited state in the quantum mechanical quantization of the modes of vibrations for elastic structures of interacting particles.

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Vibrationnoun

(slang) An instinctively sensed emotional aura or atmosphere; vibes.

Vibrationnoun

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.

‘As a harper lays his open palmUpon his harp, to deaden its vibrations.’;

Vibrationnoun

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.

Vibrationnoun

the act of vibrating

Vibrationnoun

a distinctive emotional atmosphere; sensed intuitively;

‘it gave me a nostalgic vibe’; ‘that man gives off bad vibes’;

Vibrationnoun

a shaky motion;

‘the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe’;

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Vibrationnoun

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

Vibration

Vibration is a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium point. The word comes from Latin vibrationem ().

‘shaking, brandishing’;

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