sympathetic vibration
noun Date: 1898 a vibration produced in one body by the vibrations of exactly the same period in a neighboring body

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sympathetic vibration — noun (physics) vibration produced by resonance • Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy • Hypernyms: ↑oscillation, ↑vibration * * * noun : a vibration produced in one body by the vibrations of exactly the same period …   Useful english dictionary

  • sympathetic vibration — Physics. a vibration induced by resonance. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • sympathetic vibration — noun the vibration of a body, at its natural frequency, in response to that of a neighbouring one having that frequency; resonance …   Wiktionary

  • Sympathetic resonance — is a harmonic phenomenon wherein a formerly passive string or vibratory body responds to external vibrations to which it has a harmonic likeness. The classic example is demonstrated with two similar tuning forks of which one is mounted on a… …   Wikipedia

  • sympathetic — I. adjective Etymology: New Latin sympatheticus, from Latin sympathia sympathy Date: 1644 1. existing or operating through an affinity, interdependence, or mutual association 2. a. appropriate to one s mood, inclinations, or disposition b. marked …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sympathetic — adj. & n. adj. 1 of, showing, or expressing sympathy. 2 due to sympathy. 3 likeable or capable of evoking sympathy. 4 (of a person) friendly and cooperative. 5 (foll. by to) inclined to favour (a proposal etc.) (was most sympathetic to the idea) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sympathetic — /sɪmpəˈθɛtɪk / (say simpuh thetik) adjective 1. characterised by, proceeding from, exhibiting, or feeling sympathy; sympathising; compassionate. 2. acting or affected by, of the nature of, or relating to a special natural sympathy or affinity;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sympathetic resonance — A harmonic beat that develops when the natural vibration frequency of one mechanism is in phase with a vibration of another mechanism that is somehow coupled. In helicopters, the rotor system has its own vibration resonant frequency that… …   Aviation dictionary

  • vibration — Synonyms and related words: ague, bumpiness, caring, ceaselessness, chattering, chord, chorea, cold shivers, concern, constancy, constant flow, continualness, continuity, echo, empathy, fellow feeling, fits and starts, fluctuation, frequency,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sympathetic string — /ˌsɪmpəθɛtɪk ˈstrɪŋ/ (say .simpuhthetik string) noun a thin wire string used in various musical instruments, and not played upon, but set into vibration by the plucked or bowed strings, to reinforce the sound …   Australian English dictionary

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