The vibration monitoring industry has specialized jargon that is commonly used when talking about vibration sensors, accelerometers and associated applications. It's important that you understand common terminology to communicate effectively with vibration monitoring, reliability, condition monitoring and process automation professionals. We hope you find our glossary useful to find specialized terms and definitions used across vibration, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.


UNDERSHOOT (Amplifier)

The trailing edge of the output of an amplifier that cannot respond to dc components of an input signal, that appears in opposite polarity to a unipolar primary pulse.