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“… called magnetic resonance spectroscopy …”

meanings of resonance


  1. A influence of the gravitational forces of one orbiting object on the orbit of another, causing periodic perturbations.
  2. The condition where the inductive and capacitive reactances have equal magnitude.
  3. The quality of being resonant.
  4. The sound produced by a hollow body part such as the chest cavity upon auscultation, especially that produced while the patient is speaking.
  5. A resonant sound, echo, or reverberation, such as that produced by blowing over the top of a bottle.
  6. A short-lived subatomic particle or state of atomic excitation that results from the collision of atomic particles.
  7. Something that evokes an association, or a strong emotion.
  8. The property of a compound that can be visualized as having two structures differing only in the distribution of electrons; mesomerism.
  9. An increase in the strength or duration of a musical tone produced by sympathetic vibration.
  10. The increase in the amplitude of an oscillation of a system under the influence of a periodic force whose frequency is close to that of the system's natural frequency.