Meaning of HARMONIC in English

[ hα:'mɒnɪk ]

■ adjective

1》 relating to or characterized by harmony: a four-chord ~ sequence.

2》 Music relating to or denoting a ~ or ~s.

3》 Mathematics relating to a ~ progression.

↘ Physics of or denoting components of a complex oscillation or wave whose frequencies are exact multiples of the basic frequency.

4》 Astrology relating to a division of the zodiacal circle by a whole number.

■ noun

1》 Music an overtone accompanying a fundamental tone at a fixed interval, produced by vibration of a string, column of air, etc. in an exact fraction of its length.

↘a note produced on a musical instrument as an overtone, e.g. by lightly touching a string while sounding it.

2》 Physics a ~ component of a complex oscillation or wave.


~ally adverb

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