Harmonic meaning

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Of or relating to harmonics.
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Integrated in nature.
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(physics) Any of a series of periodic waves whose frequencies are integral multiples of a fundamental frequency.
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Periodic motion whose frequency is a whole-number multiple of some fundamental frequency. The motion of objects or substances that vibrate or oscillate in a regular fashion, such as the strings of musical instruments, can be analyzed as a combination of a fundamental frequency and higher harmonics. &diamf3; Harmonics above the first harmonic (the fundamental frequency) in sound waves are called overtones . The first overtone is the second harmonic, the second overtone is the third harmonic, and so on.
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The theory or study of the physical properties and characteristics of musical sound.
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Harmonious in feeling or effect; agreeing.
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(math.) Designating or of a harmonic progression.
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An alternating-current voltage or current or a component of such voltage or current, whose frequency is some integral multiple of a fundamental frequency.
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(music) Any of the pure tones making up a composite tone, including the upper partials or overtones of the fundamental, and often excluding the fundamental itself.
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Related to or having the properties of such periodic motion.
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A multiple of a fundamental frequency occurring at the same time. For example, if the fundamental frequency is 1 kHz, the first harmonic is 1 kHz, the second harmonic is 2 kHz, and so on. Musical instruments oscillate at several frequencies, which are called "overtones." The first overtone is actually the second harmonic, and so on. See harmonic distortion.
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A sinusoidal component of a waveform that is an integral multiple of a fundamental frequency. The signal waveform is known as the first harmonic. A waveform that has a component that is twice the frequency of the fundamental frequency, or signal waveform, is known as the second harmonic. An unwanted harmonic causes harmonic distortion. See harmonic distortion.
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Pertaining to harmony.
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Pleasant to hear; harmonious; melodious.
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(mathematics) Used to characterize various mathematical entities or relationships supposed to bear some resemblance to musical consonance.

The harmonic polar line of an inflection point of a cubic curve is the component of the polar conic other than the tangent line.

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(physics) A component frequency of the signal of a wave that is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of harmonic - harmonical

Origin of harmonic

  • Latin harmonicus from Greek harmonikos from harmoniā harmony harmony

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin harmonicus, from Ancient Greek ἁρμονικός (harmonikos), from ἁρμονία (harmonia, “harmonie”).

    From Wiktionary