• WordNet 3.6
    • n resonance the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities
    • n resonance having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    • n resonance a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system
    • n resonance an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation
    • n resonance a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Resonance (Physics) A phenomenon in which a vibration or other cyclic process (such as tide cycles) of large amplitude is produced by smaller impulses, when the frequency of the external impulses is close to that of the natural cycling frequency of the process in that system.
    • Resonance (Acoustics) A prolongation or increase of any sound, either by reflection, as in a cavern or apartment the walls of which are not distant enough to return a distinct echo, or by the production of vibrations in other bodies, as a sounding-board, or the bodies of musical instruments.
    • Resonance (Electronics) An electric phenomenon corresponding to that of acoustic resonance, due to the existance of certain relations of the capacity, inductance, resistance, and frequency of an alternating circuit; the tuning of a radio transmitter or receiver to send or detect waves of specific frequencies depends on this phenomenon.
    • Resonance The act of resounding; the quality or state of being resonant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n resonance The act of resounding, or the state or quality of being resonant.
    • n resonance In acoustics:
    • n resonance The prolongation or repetition of sound by reflection; reverberation; echo.
    • n resonance The prolongation or increase of sound by the sympathetic vibration of other bodies than that by which it is originally produced. Such sympathetic vibration is properly in unison either with the fundamental tone or with one of its harmonics. It occurs to some extent in connection with all sound. It is carefully utilized in musical instruments, as by means of the sounding-board of a pianoforte, the body of a violin, or the tube of a horn. In many wind-instruments, like the flute, and the flue-pipes of an organ, the pitch of the tone is almost wholly determined by the shape and size of the resonant cavity or tube. In the voice, the quality of both song and speech and the distinctions between the various articulate sounds are largely governed by the resonance of the cavities of the pharynx, mouth, and nose.
    • n resonance In medicine, the sound evoked on percussing the chest or other part, or heard on auscultating the chest while the subject of examination speaks either aloud or in a whisper.
    • n resonance In electricity, the condition of an alternating electric circuit in which the capacity reactance equals or approximately equals the inductive reactance. These two reactances therefore neutralize each other more or less completely, and the current is limited by the resistance only, so that very large values of currents, with correspondingly high voltages, may appear in the circuit. The condition of resonance depends on the frequency of the alternating current; and, inversely, in any circuit containing capacity and self-inductance, a certain frequency exists where resonance occurs.
    • n resonance In psychology: A term applied, in the James-Lange theory of emotion, to the complex of bodily changes reflexly aroused by the object which excites emotion. “The changes are so indefinitely numerous and subtle that the entire organism may be called a sounding-board.”
    • n resonance By extension of meaning, the sympathetic arousal in oneself, as if by echo, of a state of feeling whose manifestations one is observing in another, or the course of which one is tracing in imagination, but of which one has had no direct and first-hand experience.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Resonance rez′ō-nans act of resounding: the returning of sound by reflection or by the production of vibrations in other bodies: the sound discovered by means of auscultation—also Res′onancy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. résonance, L. resonantia, an echo
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. resonāre, re-, back, sonāre, to sound.


In literature:

He had a beautiful, resonant and full bass voice.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
Out of all his works, even out of the most commonplace, there proceeds a far and resonant space.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
They came to the Italian frontier, broken off from the rich slopes of France by the deep Gorge of St. Louis, resonant with singing water.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Now he would utter a despondent groan, again a long and resonant string of threatening oaths.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
The resonance-chambers influence volume also.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
These have at times a strange, shivering resonance, like an old violin whose notes ripple down your spine.
"Essays on Scandinavian Literature" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
How loud and resonant!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 5, No. 28, February, 1860" by Various
It must be drawn up for the high notes in order to get the head resonance.
"Caruso and Tetrazzini on the Art of Singing" by Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tetrazzini
In the purposely mingled resonance of this double strain a friend here and there will perhaps detect a subtle accord.
"Notes on My Books" by Joseph Conrad
From the clever construction of the resonance cases these instruments should have had a very good quality of tone.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews

In poetry:

Foretsts, the clouds of earth,
hold up to the sky their silence,
and clouds from above come down
in resonant showers.
"Fireflies" by Rabindranath Tagore
For when, as from a thousand holy altar-fires,
A thousand resonant spires
Sent up the offering—the glad thanksgiving strain—
"The Lord is risen again!"
"Easter Bells" by Kate Seymour Maclean
So short the time, and yet it seems so long,
Since last I saw thee, O my beautiful!
The very thought is resonant with song,
And wraps my spirit in a tender lull.
"Twilight" by Maurice Thompson
One thought the cannon salvos spoke,
The resonant bell-tower's vibrant stroke,
The voiceful streets, the plaudit-echoing halls,
And prayer and hymn borne heavenward from St. Paul's!
"The Vow Of Washington" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Sleep, Sleep, sweet Sleep sleeps at the drifting tiller,
And in our sail the Spirit of the Rain--
Love, love, my love, ah, bid thy heart be stiller,
And, hark! the music of the resonant main.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
Draw nearer. Lo! a voice we hear,
Resonant, soft, pathetic, sweet;
In ringing accents, calm and clear,
He sways the thousands at his feet,
With more than mortal eloquence,
Or man's compassion, in his glance.
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Governor Romney's comments about those not paying any federal income tax certainly resonated with me and my family.
A century later, the photograph of an Oklahoma lynching still resonates.
Lynden Sculpture Garden exhibits 'resonant geographies'.
FDA Expands Labeling of MultiHance for Magnetic Resonance Angiography.
This message had pitch-perfect resonance for me.
It is the kind of place where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each hope that his promise of a restored American dream will resonates.
New Mexico Style resonates with New Mexican women.
David Raye, a blues musician, polishes a steel bodied resonator guitar on Monday at Cooper's Landing.
Dan Nailen's Lounge Act: Steinbeck Still Resonates at Pioneer.
Like some of the earliest Delta blues singers, Mark Tolstruphas spent most of his musical career playing solo, utilizing a National resonator guitar.
Chords and resonances welled up.
His death resonated with Japanese who have experienced bullying and hazing.
This video says most of the resons why i love fresno.
SiTime Corporation, the leader in MEMS-based silicon timing solutions, today introduced the SiT1052, the first MEMS resonator for real time clock and time-keeping applications.
Coriolanus' resonates with Occupy relevance.

In science:

The condition ensures the width Γk of a typical resonance to be comparable with the mean separation ∆ between neighbouring resonances along the real axis.
Random Matrices close to Hermitian or unitary: overview of methods and results
The random resonators are ”self-formed”, in the sense that no sharp features (like Mie scatterers or other ”resonant entities”) are introduced: our model is a featureless dielectric medium with fluctuating dielectric constant.
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes
Moreover, the resonators are ”self-formed”, in the sense that no sharp features (like Mie scatterers or other ”resonant entities”) are introduced: the model is defined by Eq.(1), which describes a featureless dielectric medium with fluctuating dielectric constant.
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes
The existence of a gap is an important feature of the resonance width distribution P (γ ) for chaotic scattering systems. A similar argument was used recently in in order to obtain an upper bound for the resonance widths.
Statistical properties of resonance widths for open Quantum Graphs
Generally input-output resonances do not always correspond to internal resonances.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction