A tremor is an involuntary, somewhat rhythmic, muscle contraction and relaxation involving oscillations or twitching movements of one or more body parts. It is the most common of all involuntary movements and can affect the hands, arms, eyes, face, head, vocal folds, trunk, and legs. Most tremors occur in the hands. In some people, a tremor is a symptom of another neurological disorder. A very common tremor is the teeth chattering, usually induced by cold temperatures or by fear.
Tremor may refer to:
- Tremor, a rhythmic, oscillating shaking movement of the hand, or other parts of the body
- Tremor, or earthquake, the shaking or trembling of the earth
- Tremor (software), the integer-only Vorbis audio decoding library
Tremor is a fictional character from the comic book series, Spawn. He is a former Mafia enforcer and associate of Antonio "Tony Twist" Twistelli, the Don of New York, and is now a vigilante seeking revenge on The Family.
"Tremor" is a song by Belgian DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Dutch DJ and record producer Martin Garrix. The song was released by Spinnin' Records as the official 2014 anthem for Dutch dance event Sensation. It was released as a digital download on 21 April 2014 on Beatport, and on 20 June 2014 on iTunes in the United Kingdom. The song has debuted at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart, and has also charted in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. It was written by Dimitri Thivaios, Martijn Garritsen and Michael Thivaios.
Tremor is a 1961 South African film directed by Denis Scully and co produced by Michael Deeley.
Tremor by the Xiph.Org Foundation is a fixed-point version of the Vorbis decoder for those platforms without floating point operations.
It is a software library that decodes the Vorbis audio format. It is free software released under the New BSD license. Tremor uses fixed-point and movable-point arithmetic numeric representations in its implementation so that it can be used by small embedded devices, which typically do not have floating-point processors. Thus, Tremor enables small embedded devices to play audio files stored in the Vorbis format. Tremor was originally developed by Xiph.Org as a part of a contract for the Iomega HipZip, but was since opened up to encourage wider use of the Vorbis format. Almost all hardware devices that can play Vorbis, and many software implementations on embedded devices (such as mobile phones) use Tremor or some descendant.
Xiph.Org has expressed interest in modifying Tremor into a floating-point version, which would replace the current floating-point reference decoder, after the release of libogg2.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tremor \Tre"mor\, n. [L., from tremere to tremble. See Tremble, v.] 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "terror," from Old French tremor "fear, terror, quaking" (13c.), from Latin tremorem (nominative tremor) "a trembling, terror," from tremere (see tremble (v.)). Sense of "an involuntary shaking" first recorded 1610s and probably represents a re-introduction from Latin.
n. 1 A shake, quiver, or vibration. 2 An earthquake. vb. To shake or quiver excessively and rapidly or involuntarily; to tremble.
Usage examples of "tremor".
Waiting for Bree to comply, he observed the slight tremor in her hand as she reached for the tall-backed chair while keeping her eye on him.
She had been struggling to control the tremors ever since she had taken Starks call at Exotica Erotica.
I blocked my own spasms of sweating tremors by finding the microdot on Naxos among the encyclopedia cards and reading it through the viewer.
Miriam Bancroft volunteered to take every state-of-the-art polygraphic test there is and she passed them all without a tremor.
When he had first settled in Praunce, eleven years earlier, he had worried that the damaged metal structure might not be sound, that his cozy new home might someday fall, brought down by high winds or ground tremors, killing him in its collapse.
Hysteria, so long held at bay by resigned numbness, sent tremors of resurgent fury coursing through her pinned arms and legs.
Trying to collect his wits and courage, Vetch spoke the Revelation-spell, watching between each slow-syllabled word for change or tremor of illusion in this strange drying and shallowing of the abyss of ocean.
Doc Sherve said, with a tremor in his voice that Ian had never heard before, not from Doc Sherve.
With this tremor, its sponginess began in patches to disappear, and give place to some sort of smooth pale-yellowish substance, which presently had spread so far that it was the sponginess which grew on it in patches.
A phone is only your voice, carried by cords over distance, just as a tremor is carried over the whole length of a taut string if you pluck one end.
In his tremor of rage and excitement his arms felt curiously weak, and his first thought was how impossible it would be to strangle that swinish neck.
His colleagues were both wearing younger sleeves and they showed it less, but if you looked with Envoy eyes, the same tension was there in unconfident, overdone gestures, laughter too readily coughed out, the occasional tremor in a voice as it started up again in a dried throat.
Rhapsody was tremendously saddened to hear that the terminus of the tremor was the House of Remembrance, which ignited in flames and was burned to ashes, along with a goodly portion of the tainted forest that surrounded it.
In her valise she carried data on the recent increase in local, low-level Earth tremors, gathered with the finest instruments.
The tremor in his head and forebody was a little worse than Unnerby remembered.