Meaning of HARMONIC in English


Function: noun

Date: 1777

1 a : OVERTONE especially : one whose vibration frequency is an integral multiple of that of the fundamental b : a flutelike tone produced on a stringed instrument by touching a vibrating string at a nodal point

2 : a component frequency of a complex wave (as of electromagnetic energy) that is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.