A harmonic of a wave is a component frequency of the signal that is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency, i.e. if the fundamental frequency is f, the harmonics have frequencies 2f, 3f, 4f, . . . etc. The harmonics have the property that they are all periodic at the fundamental frequency, therefore the sum of harmonics is also periodic ...

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(1) A special case of partial normally occurring in 'musical' sounds, in which the frequency of the partial has a simple mathematical relationship to other partials. Generally they are all integer multiples of a particular fundamental frequency. See also Inharmonic. (2) of or pertaining to musical harmony (the juxtaposition of one note with another...

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(from the article `speech`) A second attribute of vocal sound, harmonic structure, depends on the wave form produced by the vibrating vocal cords. Like any musical instrument, ... Here n is called the harmonic number, because the sequence of frequencies existing as standing waves in the string are integral multiples, or ... [5 relate...

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*adj]* - of or relating to the branch of acoustics that studies the composition of musical sounds 2. [adj] - of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm 3. [adj] - relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body 4. [n] - a tone that is a component of a complex sound

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• (n.) A musical note produced by a number of vibrations which is a multiple of the number producing some other; an overtone. See Harmonics. • (a.) Alt. of Harmonical

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*adjective* relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; `sympathetic vibration`

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*adjective* of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm; `subtleties of harmonic change and tonality`- Ralph Hill

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*[color]* Colors or hues are said to be harmonic if their spacing on the color wheel meets certain criteria. Harmonic colors are said to be color coordinated, and work well together in principles of design and art. Harmonics refers to the mathematical relationship between different wavelengths, and can be found in any type of wave, from sound...

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*[mathematics]* In mathematics, a number of concepts employ the word harmonic. The similarity of this terminology to that of music is not accidental: the equations of motion of vibrating strings, drums and columns of air are given by formulas involving Laplacians; the solutions to which are given by eigenvalues corresponding to their modes of...

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**Har·mon'ic** (här*mŏn'ĭk),

**Har*mon'ic*al** (-ĭ*k

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* adjective* [ Latin

* harmonicus* , Greek

'armoniko`s ; confer French

* harmonique* . See

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** 1.** Concordant; musical; consonant; as,

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A component of complex sound whose frequency is a multiple of the fundamental frequency of the sound. This fundamental frequency is called the first harmonic; the second harmonic has twice the frequency of the fundamental, and so forth. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...

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A frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental. See also Distortion and Non-Linearity.

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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.

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A function whose frequency is an integral multiple of the frequency of a reference function.

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A sinusoidal component of the voltage that is a multiple of the fundamental wave frequency. Harmonics are primarily the result of the today's modern electronic equipment. Today's electronics are designed to draw current in "pulses" rather than in a smoot

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A sinusoidal quantity having a frequency that is an integral multiple (x2, x3, etc.) of a fundamental (x1) frequency

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An integer multiple of some fundamental frequency. Also, something expressible as a combination of sine and cosine terms. In Ham Radio parlance a Harmonic is known as a son or daughter of a Ham operator, as in 'getting a lot of noise from harmonics'

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harmonic 1. A reference to harmony, as distinguished from melody and rhythm. 2. Marked by harmony; in harmony; concordant; consonant. 3. In physics, a reference 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. Involving or characterized by harmony. 5. A...

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Harmonics are the accessory sounds accompanying the predominant and apparently simple tone of any string, pipe, or other sonorous body. No purely simple sound, ie no sound whose vibrations are all in the same period, is producible in nature. When a sound is produced by the vibration of an open string, the whole string vibrates as a unity, giving ri...

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If a signal (representing acceleration, displacement, sound pressure etc.) is composed of a number of components of frequencies which are all integer multiples of one (fundamental) frequency, these components are said to form a harmonic train. The component at twice the fundamental frequency would be known as the second harmonic, the component at t...

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sinusoidal component of a complex sound wave whose frequency is an integral multiple of the frequency of the fundamental

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these are upper parts of a note, related to the fundamental which are played by touching a string a certain points. Creates a chiming sound

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Type: Term Pronunciation: har-mon′ik Definitions: 1. A component of complex sound, the frequency of which is a multiple of the fundamental frequency, which is also called the first harmonic; the second harmonic has twice the frequency of the fundamental, and so forth.

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