Meaning of HARMONIC in English

adj. & n.


1. of or characterized by harmony; harmonious.

2 Mus. a of or relating to harmony. b (of a tone) produced by vibration of a string etc. in an exact fraction of its length.

3 Math. of or relating to quantities whose reciprocals are in arithmetical progression (harmonic progression).


1. Mus. an overtone accompanying at a fixed interval (and forming a note with) a fundamental.

2 Physics a component frequency of wave motion.

Phrases and idioms:

harmonic motion (in full simple harmonic motion) oscillatory motion under a retarding force proportional to the amount of displacement from an equilibrium position. harmonic progression (or series) Math. a series of quantities whose reciprocals are in arithmetical progression.


harmonically adv.

Etymology: L harmonicus f. Gk harmonikos (as HARMONY)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.