Vibratory Vi"bra*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. vibratoire.] Consisting in, or causing, vibration, or oscillation; vibrating; as, a vibratory motion; a vibratory power. [1913 Webster]

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  • vibratory — [vī′brə tôr΄ē] adj. 1. of, like, or causing vibration 2. vibrating or capable of vibration …   English World dictionary

  • vibratory — Marked by vibrations. SYN: vibrative. * * * vi·bra·to·ry vī brə .tōr ē, .tȯr adj 1) of, consisting in, capable of, or causing vibration or oscillation <cutaneous vibratory sensation> 2) characterized by vibration * * * vi·bra·to·ry… …   Medical dictionary

  • vibratory — vibrator ► NOUN 1) a device that vibrates or causes vibration. 2) a vibrating device used for massage or sexual stimulation. DERIVATIVES vibratory adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • vibratory — adjective Date: 1728 1. consisting of, capable of, or causing vibration or oscillation 2. characterized by vibration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vibratory — /vuy breuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. 1. capable of or producing vibration. 2. vibrating. 3. of the nature of or consisting in vibration. 4. of or pertaining to vibration. Also, vibrative /vuy breuh tiv, bray /. [1720 30; VIBRATE + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • vibratory — adjective Causing or exhibiting vibrations. Syn: vibrating See Also: vibrate, vibrating, vibration …   Wiktionary

  • vibratory — vi·bra·to·ry || vaɪbrÉ™tÉ”rɪ / trɪ adj. capable of vibrating; characterized by vibration …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vibratory — a. Vibrating, oscillating, vibrative, vibratile, oscillatory, swinging …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • vibratory — vi·bra·to·ry …   English syllables

  • vibratory — vi•bra•to•ry [[t]ˈvaɪ brəˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] also vi•bra•tive [[t] brə tɪv, breɪ [/t]] adj. 1) capable of or producing vibration 2) vibrating 3) of the nature of vibration 4) of or pertaining to vibration • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

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