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Meaning of RESONANCE

Pronunciation:  'rezununs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities
  2. [n]  having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
  3. [n]  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
  4. [n]  an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation
  5. [n]  relation of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people

RESONANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: plangency, rapport, reverberance, ringing, sonority, sonorousness, vibrancy
 See Also: affinity, kinship, magnetic resonance, nuclear resonance, oscillation, physical phenomenon, quality, timber, timbre, tone, vibration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Res"o*nance\, n.
    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.
  2. \Res"o*nance\ (r?z"?-nans), n. [Cf. F. r['e]sonance,
    L. resonantia an echo.]
    1. The act of resounding; the quality or state of being
    2. (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.
    {Pulmonary resonance} (Med.), the sound heard on percussing
       over the lungs.
    {Vocal resonance} (Med.), the sound transmitted to the ear
       when auscultation is made while the patient is speaking.