Meaning of HARMONIC in English

— harmonically , adv. — harmonicalness , n.

/hahr mon"ik/ , adj.

1. pertaining to harmony, as distinguished from melody and rhythm.

2. marked by harmony; in harmony; concordant; consonant.

3. Physics. of, pertaining to, or noting a series of oscillations in which each oscillation has a frequency that is an integral multiple of the same basic frequency.

4. Math.

a. (of a set of values) related in a manner analogous to the frequencies of tones that are consonant.

b. capable of being represented by sine and cosine functions.

c. (of a function) satisfying the Laplace equation.


5. Music. overtone (def. 1).

6. Physics. a single oscillation whose frequency is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency.

[ 1560-70; harmonicus harmonikós musical, suitable. See HARMONY, -IC ]

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