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Harmonic

see synonyms of harmonic

Noun

1. harmonic

a tone that is a component of a complex sound

2. harmonic

any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental

Adjective

3. harmonic

of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm

Example Sentences:
'subtleties of harmonic change and tonality'

4. harmonic

of or relating to harmonics

5. harmonic

of or relating to the branch of acoustics that studies the composition of musical sounds

Example Sentences:
'the sound of the resonating cavity cannot be the only determinant of the harmonic response'

6. harmonic, sympathetic

relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body

Example Sentences:
'sympathetic vibration'

7. consonant, harmonic, harmonical, harmonised, harmonized

involving or characterized by harmony

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Harmonic

see synonyms of harmonic
adjective
1. 
of, involving, producing, or characterized by harmony; harmonious
2. music
of, relating to, or belonging to harmony
3. mathematics
a. 
capable of expression in the form of sine and cosine functions
b. 
of or relating to numbers whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression
4. physics
of or concerned with an oscillation that has a frequency that is an integral multiple of a fundamental frequency
5. physics
of or concerned with harmonics
noun
6. physics, music
a component of a periodic quantity, such as a musical tone, with a frequency that is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency. The first harmonic is the fundamental, the second harmonic (twice the fundamental frequency) is the first overtone, the third harmonic (three times the fundamental frequency) is the second overtone, etc
7. music
(not in technical use) overtone: in this case, the first overtone is the first harmonic, etc

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Harmonic

see synonyms of harmonic
adjective
1. 
harmonious in feeling or effect; agreeing
2.  Ancient Mathematics
designating or of a harmonic progression
3.  Music
a. 
of or pertaining to harmony rather than to melody or rhythm
b. 
of or pertaining to a harmonic
noun
4. 
an alternating-current voltage or current or a component of such voltage or current, whose frequency is some integral multiple of a fundamental frequency
5. 
any of the pure tones making up a composite tone, including the fundamental and its upper partials or overtones; partial tone

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Harmonic

see synonyms of harmonic
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to harmony.
b. Pleasing to the ear: harmonic orchestral effects.
c. Characterized by harmony: a harmonic liturgical chant.
2. Of or relating to harmonics.
3. Integrated in nature.
n.
1.
a. Any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental tone.
b. A tone produced on a stringed instrument by lightly touching an open or stopped vibrating string at a given fraction of its length so that both segments vibrate. Also called overtone, partial, partial tone.
2. harmonics (used with a sing. verb) The theory or study of the physical properties and characteristics of musical sound.
3. Physics Any of a series of periodic waves whose frequencies are integral multiples of a fundamental frequency.

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