vibrator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vibrator mechanical device that produces vibratory motion; used for massage
    • n vibrator a mechanical device that vibrates "a reed is the vibrator that produces the sound"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Crabs have very small hairs on their claws and other parts of their body to help detect water currents and vibrations
    • n Vibrator (Elec) One that vibrates, or causes vibration or oscillation of any kind;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sound at the right vibration can bore holes through a solid object.
    • n vibrator Any arm or lever pivoted at one point and free to swing or vibrate between stops, usually adjustable in position; in general uses, such a device operating at high speeds or frequency.
    • n vibrator An appliance with a rubber or other tip of variable shape which is made to oscillate very rapidly by means of electricity or some mechanical device: employed in mechanicotherapy to give vibratory massage to a part.
    • n vibrator In electricity or telegraphy, a reed the vibrations of which are made to open and close the electric circuit and hence transmit pulsatory currents; also, a reed acted on by pulsatory currents by means of an electromagnet, and hence made to respond to the vibrations of a corresponding reed sending these currents from a distance. See harmonic telegraph, under telegraph.
    • n vibrator In the reed-organ, one of the reeds by which the tone is produced.
    • n vibrator In printing, an inking-roller that has a vibrating as well as a rotary movement, which aids the distribution of ink on the inking-table of a cylinder-press.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The katydid has supersonic hearing. It can hear sounds up to 4-5,000 vibrations per second.
    • ns Vibrator (elect.) a vibrating reed used to open and close the electric current:
    • ns Vibrator (print.) a vibrating reed used for distributing the ink
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Quotations

  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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    “Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”
  • Wayne Dyer
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    “Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.”
  • Christopher Morley
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    “In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.”
  • Fanny Crosby
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    “Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.”
  • Charles Dickens
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    “There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.”
  • Pele
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    “Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vibrāre, -ātum, to tremble.

Usage

In literature:

His ears vibrated to a piercing blast.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
Our eyes are so constructed as to respond to the vibrations of this medium for the transmission of light.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Peter Siner stood at the fence, licking his dry lips, with nerves vibrating like a struck bell.
"Birthright" by T.S. Stribling
Certain portions of your atmosphere are vibrating at a far greater rate than others.
"Three John Silence Stories" by Algernon Blackwood
But all her being vibrated to the mysterious and beautiful romance of existence.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
In a moment the vibration which his passionate speech had produced in her passed away.
"Not Pretty, But Precious" by John Hay, et al.
There was scarcely any vibration.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 595, May 28, 1887" by Various
Thicker and thicker above the scorching earth vibrated the curling heat waves.
"Where the Trail Divides" by Will Lillibridge
The lungs are the soliciting agent, the larynx is the vibrative agent, the mouth is the reflective agent.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
They vibrated to it, like Aeolian harp in the wind.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
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In poetry:

Here--'tis a workship, where, all fiery bright,
Matter intense vibrates with fierce turmoil
In vaults where wonders new, 'mid stress and toil,
Are forged, that can absorb space, time and night.
"The Rope-Maker" by Emile Verhaeren
My heart shall rejoice that some kindred vibrations
Soothe the devious marge of the pathway of fate,
And gathering strength through many privations
Shall learn in contentment to patiently wait.
"Kindred Spirits" by Jared Barhite
That you yourself must speak to,
Terror still vibrates in her every nerve.
Her fancy mingles fire with all she thinks of.
Asleep, her soul seems busy; but awake,
Absent: now less than brute, now more than angel.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Love vibrates in the wind-harp's tune--
With fays and oreads lingers he--
Gleams in th' ring of the watery moon,
Or treads the pebbles of the sea.
Love rules "the court, the camp, the grove"--
Oh, everywhere we meet thee, Love!
"Lines After The Manner Of The Olden Time." by George Pope Morris
MY NATIVE LAND!
Were this but home, it were all grand, All beautiful. It is not home:
The sky, the wind, the waves that shiver Against the shore, the forest-gloom,
Whatever makes the heart-strings quiver, All their vibrations echo "Home."
"The Sea-Shore" by Albert Pike
THE SEA, THE SEA!
It rings as loud, it rolls as free, As brightly flashes on this shore,
As where the deep, grave, calm vibration, From its great heart's green, gushing core,
Washes the footprints of a nation Of freemen, on New England's shore.
"The Sea-Shore" by Albert Pike

In news:

Since 1995, the I-Team found more than 600 complaints about Jeeps wobbling or vibrating -- mostly Wranglers since 1997.
And Maintains Stable Images Even When Subject to Jolts and Vibrations.
People in Boston's South End lined up for free vibrator Monday.
A chunky center column helps cut down picture-ruining vibration.
I suppose I have gotten used to the helicopters vibrating my little B-hut living quarters in the middle of the night, because I don't seem to wake up because of them anymore.
Good Vibrations, 2504 San Pablo, Berk.
This condition-monitoring specialist company has introduced a vibration data collection-and- analysis service for industrial plant operators that aims to minimize downtime and maximize productivity.
Gamelan, the vibrator play, and renegade filmmakers.
I was ascending the steps of St Peter of Alcantara Church in Port Washington, Long Island, when my phone vibrated.
Even if a balanced shaft exhibits no vibration signature, it's possible to have stresses present in the rotating elements between the bearings .
The purpose of balancing a rotor is to reduce the vibration that can damage the bearings that support it.
Most bouncy chairs don't really bounce , rather they vibrate.
Featuring the lowest vibration in its class, the TE 1000-AVR has the power for outstanding demolition productivity yet offers the flexibility to reduce impact for precision work.
Strategies to manage construction-related noise and vibration on campus .
Vibrator / USB, why didn't we think of this earlier.
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In science:

We also note that for non zero temperatures, i.e., when vibrations are thermally excited, vibrational entropy needs to be considered, which will enter the attempt frequency of the hopping rate.
Density-Functional Theory of Surface Diffusion and Epitaxial Growth of Metals
Scattered light caused by vibrations (concentric rings) One of the questions most often asked about liquid mirrors concerns the effects of vibrations.
Optical Tests of a 2.5-m diameter Liquid Mirror: Behavior under External Perturbations and Scattered Light Measurements
Without a detailed calculation of vibrational properties, one has to rely on the assumption that vibrational contributions to the entropy are similar in different configurations.
Model for nucleation in GaAs homoepitaxy derived from first principles
The vibrations of the ions are strongly coupled due to the Coulomb interaction, and in the harmonic oscillator approximation they form a set of collective vibrational modes.
RISQ - reduced instruction set quantum computers
These steps lead to an immunity of the base line signal against vibrations in tests where external vibrations were applied to the cryostat.
Results from the CRESST Dark Matter Search at Gran Sasso
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