• WordNet 3.6
    • v tremor shake with seismic vibrations "The earth was quaking"
    • n tremor an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
    • n tremor a small earthquake
    • n tremor shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tremor A trembling; a shivering or shaking; a quivering or vibratory motion; as, the tremor of a person who is weak, infirm, or old. "He fell into an universal tremor of all his joints."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tremor In colonial furniture, a sort of hood or head-piece found on high cupboards and the like: probably derived from a French type.
    • n tremor A shaking or quivering caused by some external impulse; a close succession of short vibratory or modulatory movements; a state of trembling in a living object or substance: as, the tremor of the aspen-leaf.
    • n tremor An involuntary or convulsive muscular shaking, quaking, or quivering, as from weakness, disorder, or emotion.
    • n tremor A trembling, quivering, or quavering quality or effect: as, a tremor of light.
    • n tremor Synonyms Trepidation, Emotion, etc. (see agitation), quiver, quivering, quaking. See trepidation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tremor trem′or a shaking or quivering, any involuntary shaking
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from tremere, to tremble. See Tremble (v.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

No tremor of the machine!
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Slight tremor of fingers, noticeable under mental excitement.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
Gradually the throbbing in her temples subsided, the nervous tremor ceased, her color became natural, and she felt quite herself again.
"At the Time Appointed" by A. Maynard Barbour
Her face was quiet now but for the tremor of her eyes.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
But what she had learnt made her tremors worth while.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
As they looked at him he felt the darting tremor of the fawn in the thicket, but alas he was trapped!
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
Sailors fear wreck, but Oswald feels not a tremor.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
He groaned, for a ghastly tremor was seizing the "Inca" as she hung above some crumbling abyss for a final plunge to the bottom.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Beneath the quick probe of his eyes a faint tremor passed through her body.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
A nervous tremor, now expected and now familiar, developed in her hands.
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland

In poetry:

Take tremors in Thy arms,
And with contriv-ed charms
A love unsure.
"Any Saint" by Francis Thompson
But now a tremor breaks the spell,
And stirs to life the languid air,--
It is the convent's vesper-bell,--
The plaintive call to evening prayer;
"Acqua Fredda" by John Lawson Stoddard
Let other hearts with tremor sweet
One secret wish enshrine
That Fate may lead their happy feet
Fair Julia in the lane to meet
To be their Valentine.
"A Valentine" by James Russell Lowell
Spare the fine tremors of her feeling frame!
To thee she turns—forgive a virgin's fears!
To thee she turns with surest, tenderest claim;
Weakness that charms, reluctance that endears!
"To a Friend on his Marriage" by Samuel Rogers
It was because the place was just the same
That made your absence seem a savage force,
For under all the gentleness there came
An earthquake tremor: Fountain, birds and grass
Were shaken by my thinking of your name.
"Absence" by Elizabeth Jennings
Kindly silence wrapped the bushland; every warring note was still
Soft heart-tremors stirred, and smiling eyes grew dim.
Weaving fancies went the fiddle; dreams prophetic made us thrill-
From the grave the visions stretched their hands to him.
"Peter Nelson's Fiddle" by John O Brien

In news:

An earthquake epicentered in Virginia occurred Tuesday afternoon, with people in Washington, DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Toronto reporting they felt the tremors, as well.
Tremors of September 11 Felt in Northeast.
Cavuto reports on the Virginia quake and the tremors of September 11.
The eastern half of Japan was hit by a fierce tremor.
One day of matches, and already we had a major tremor that, had it gone further, would have turned into a full-blown earthquake.
The east coast was largely unprepared for yesterday's 5.9 magnitude tremor.
Everything I know about pole vaulting I learned from Kevin Bacon in "Tremors", but I still think I can crush this guy's world record.
Interview – The Olivia Tremor Control.
Two weeks after this interview was conducted, Olivia Tremor Control singer Bill Doss passed away at the age of 43.
My name is Nancy, and I have tremor envy.
Kevin Rodricks tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that 911 operators were flooded with calls from residents of southwest Fort Worth who reported "a loud bang, followed by tremors .".
The Olivia Tremor Control – Black Foliage: Animation Music.
For some people with Parkinson's disease, deep brain stimulation can have immediate and dramatic effects on tremors , rigidity, balance, and other motor symptoms.
The Olivia Tremor Control performing live at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City, Sept 21, 2011.
Sep 21, 2011 — Bill Doss, singer of The Olivia Tremor Control and co-founder of the Elephant 6 Recording Company, died Tuesday at age 43.

In science:

The tremor of the collapse may cause the collapse from time to time of the block just above the collapsing pile, but this results in constant average speed for the motion of the upper block with respect to the front.
Some simple physical facts about the collapse of the Twin Towers
So one should to use some stochastic simulation of the interactive processes, i.e. to consider an imitated stochastic process instead of the tremor.
Belavkin-Kolokoltsov Watch-Dog Effects in Interactively Controlled Stochastic Computer-Graphic Dynamical Systems. A Summary of Mathematical Researches
Also it should be marked that such a priori nondemolition in SMV confirms a presence of a posteriori one in the tremor accounting ordinary MV.
Belavkin-Kolokoltsov Watch-Dog Effects in Interactively Controlled Stochastic Computer-Graphic Dynamical Systems. A Summary of Mathematical Researches
Thus, the main difference between MV and SMV is that tremor in MV is an external process governing an evolution of a computer graphic picture, whereas its stochastization is an internal process (in spirit of endophysics of Prof. O.E. R¨ossler [R¨o, En]) and its characteristics may be specified by hands.
Belavkin-Kolokoltsov Watch-Dog Effects in Interactively Controlled Stochastic Computer-Graphic Dynamical Systems. A Summary of Mathematical Researches
So the parameters of an external real process (eye tremor) may be transformed and scaled up to receive ones of an internal virtual process (stochastization of tremor).
Belavkin-Kolokoltsov Watch-Dog Effects in Interactively Controlled Stochastic Computer-Graphic Dynamical Systems. A Summary of Mathematical Researches