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Definition of Harmonic

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melodious, consonant, compatible; of or relating to musical harmony
overtone, secondary tone which is higher than the primary or fundamental tone (Music)
Harmonic Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A musical note produced by a number of vibrations which is a multiple of the number producing some other; an overtone. See Harmonics.
Alt. of Harmonical
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\har*mon"ic\ (?), harmonical \har*mon"ic*al\ (&?;), a. [l. harmonicus, gr. &?;; cf. f. harmonique. see harmony.]
1. concordant; musical; consonant; as, harmonic sounds. harmonic twang! of leather, horn, and brass.
2. (mus.) relating to harmony, -- as melodic relates to melody; harmonious; esp., relating to the accessory sounds or overtones which accompany the predominant and apparent single tone of any string or sonorous body.
3. (math.) having relations or properties bearing some resemblance to those of musical consonances; -- said of certain numbers, ratios, proportions, points, lines. motions, and the like.
interval (mus.), the distance between two notes of a chord, or two consonant notes.

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Huano = a. harmonic; poetical
WordNet 2.0

1. a tone that is a component of a complex sound
(hypernym) tone, pure tone
(hyponym) fundamental, fundamental frequency, first harmonic

1. of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm; "subtleties of harmonic change and tonality"- Ralph Hill
(antonym) nonharmonic
(pertainym) harmony, musical harmony
2. of or relating to the branch of acoustics that studies the composition of musical sounds; "the sound of the resonating cavity cannot be the only determinant of the harmonic response"
(pertainym) harmonics
3. relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; "sympathetic vibration"
(synonym) sympathetic
(similar) harmonious
4. involving or characterized by harmony
(synonym) consonant, harmonical, harmonized, harmonised, in harmony
(similar) harmonious
Harmonic Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Harmonic Inc.
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Designs, manufactures and markets digital and lightwave based communications systems which deliver video, audio and data over hybrid fiber/coax, satellite and wireless networks.
Harmonic Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. Of a sinusoidal wave, an integral multiple of the frequency of the wave. Note: The frequency of the sine wave is called the fundamental frequency or the first harmonic, the second harmonic is twice the fundamental frequency, the third harmonic is thrice the fundamental frequency, etc. 2. Of a periodic signal or other periodic phenomenon, such as an electromagnetic wave or a sound wave, a component frequency of the signal that is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency. Note: The fundamental frequency is the reciprocal of the period of the periodic phenomenon. Contrast with fundamental, overtone.
RF Electronics
An exact integer multiple of a fundamental frequency or tone.
Technical English by wpv
A frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental. See also Distortion and Non-Linearity.
Harmonic Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Electronic Music Terms
A frequency that is a whole-number multiple of the fundamental frequency. For example, if the fundamental frequency of a sound is 440Hz, then the first two harmonics are 880Hz and 1,320Hz (1.32kHz). See overtone.
Pablo Aguilar
Harmonic Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The term harmonic in its strictest sense describes any member of the harmonic series. The term is employed in various disciplines, including music and acoustics, electronic power transmission, radio technology, etc. It is typically applied to repeating signals, such as sinusoidal waves. A harmonic of such a wave is a wave with a frequency that is a positive integer multiple of the frequency of the original wave, known as the fundamental frequency. The original wave is also called 1st harmonic, the following harmonics are known as higher harmonics. As all harmonics are periodic at the fundamental frequency, the sum of harmonics is also periodic at that frequency. For example, if the fundamental frequency is 50 Hz, a common AC power supply frequency, the frequencies of the first three higher harmonics are 100 Hz (2nd harmonic), 150 Hz (3rd harmonic), 200 Hz (4th harmonic) and any addition of waves with these frequencies is periodic at 50 Hz.

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Harmonic Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Amateur Radio Glossary
a signal at a multiple of the fundamental frequency. Also a slang term for the children of an Amateur.
Harmonic Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
An overtone at a frequency that is a whole number multiple of the fundamental frequency.
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