Definitions for **"Harmonic"**

Concordant; musical; consonant; as, harmonic sounds.

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.

Having relations or properties bearing some resemblance to those of musical consonances; -- said of certain numbers, ratios, proportions, points, lines, motions, and the like.

A musical note produced by a number of vibrations which is a multiple of the number producing some other; an overtone. See Harmonics.

Also called overtones, these are vibrations at frequencies that are multiples of the fundamental. Harmonics extend without limit beyond the audible range. They are characterized as even-order and odd-order harmonics. A second-order harmonic is two times the frequency of the fundamental; a third order is three times the fundamental; a fourth order is four times the fundamental; and so forth. Each even-order harmonic: second, fourth, sixth, etc.-is one octave or multiples of one octave higher than the fundamental; these even-order overtones are therefore musically related to the fundamental. Odd-order harmonics, on the other hand: third, fifth, seventh, and up-create a series of notes that are not related to any octave overtones and therefore may have an unpleasant sound. Audio systems that emphasize odd-order harmonics tend to have a harsh, hard quality.

A weaker overtone or undertone of the original note responsible for the character of the note.

A frequency that is a multiple of another frequency. Thus frequencies of 200 kHz and 400 kHz would be harmonic.

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.

A form of electrical interference caused commonly by electronic equipment. Various non standard waveforms are mixed with the standard supply waveform. This causes strange voltages and currents to appear at certain frequencies.

(1) In acoustics, a synonym for overtone or partial; (2) in string playing, a high-pitched, whistling tone made by bowing a lightly stopped string. harmonic minor scale The scale that results from flatting the third and sixth degrees of the major scale. harmonic rhythm The rate at which harmony changes and the degree of regularity with which it changes.

A multiple of the fundamental electrical frequency. Harmonics are present whenever the electrical power waveforms (voltage and current) are not pure sine waves.

This term describes a frequency that is exactly a multiple of a fundamental frequency.

A frequency that is a whole-number multiple of a smaller base frequency.

a sinusoidal component of a periodic wave or quantity having a frequency that is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency. It is normally generated by nonlinear loads, such as semiconductors and saturated inductances.

the multiple frequencies of a given sound, created by the interaction of signal waveforms.

A signal present in a complex period waveform which is a multiple of the fundamental frequency, i.e. l st harmonic 2f, 2nd Harmonic 3f.

An integer multiple of a reference (fundamental) frequency.

A signal component that has an integer multiple frequency of a fundamental frequency component.

A frequency that resonates in response to a fundamental (primary) freuency. Sometimes, when a certain frequency is fenerated (a fundamental), it will also cause another frequency or frequencies to start as well. These are called harmonics.

Audio, Communications: frequency that is smaller in amplitude and a multiple of a larger frequency. For example, 880 Hz is the second harmonic of 440 Hz and the third harmonic of 220 Hz.

A frequency which is an integer multiple of a fundamental frequency.

A higher-frequency signal related to a fundamental signal by some multiple.

Of a sinusoidal wave, an integral multiple of the frequency of the wave.

An exact integer multiple of a fundamental frequency or tone.

1. Any integral multiple of the lowest (or fundamental) frequency of a physical system. For example, the motion of a taut, gently plucked violin string is the superposition of sinusoidal motions with frequencies Ï‰0, Ï‰1 = 2Ï‰0, Ï‰2, 3Ï‰0, . . . where Ï‰0 is the fundamental frequency and Ï‰1, Ï‰2, . . . are the harmonics (or overtones), resulting in a harmonious composite sound. 2. A sine or cosine component of the Fourier series representation of an empirical or theoretical function.

(English), harmoniques (French), "overtone." Abbr.: har., harm. See armonici.

A harmonic is a component of a complex tone whose frequency is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency of the complex

a tone that is a component of a complex sound

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"

a "bell like" tone that is produced by lightly touching a string of the guitar over some specific fret bars

a frequency that is a doubling or halving of another frequency

a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental pitch of a complex waveform

a frequency that is an integer (whole number) multiple (second, third, fourth, fifth, etc

a frequency that is a real number multiple of a lower register, or "fundamental" tone of the flute

a frequency that's an even multiple of the lowest, or "fundamental" tone of the flute

a higher frequency which is evenly divisible by the original frequency

a Mirror Image of the Fundamental

a multiple of the original frequency and sometimes a sum or difference of two existing frequencies that collide some how

a pure tone formed by letting the string vibrate without holding a note down at a fret

a signal or wave whose frequency is an integral (whole-number) multiple of the frequency of some reference signal or wave

a tone that's created by the guitar by touching

a tone thats created by the guitar by touching the string above a fret on an open vibrating string

a wave whose frequency bears a whole number relationship to the frequency of a reference signal

a wave with a frequency that is an integer multiple of the fundamental

_An oscillation having a frequency that is a simple multiple of a fundamental oscillation.

A tone whose frequency is an integer times the frequency of the fundamental (lowest) tone. Every note played on a musical instrument consists of a fundamental tone plus many harmonics.

Whole number multiples of the fundamental frequency.

A whole multiple of the basic power frequency. On a 60 Hz system the 2nd harmonic is 120 Hz, the third harmonic is 180 Hz, the fourth is 240 Hz and so on.

A tone that is a whole-number multiple of the original, or fundamental, tone. Numerically, the first harmonic is the fundamental. Harmonics are abundant in musical sounds, helping to give instruments and voices their distinctive qualities. When harmonics occur as a result of nonlinear distortion, they change the timbre of musical sounds and voices. See: Missing Fundamental, Overtones.

Sinusoidal term of the Fourier series expansion of a periodic function. The harmonic (or harmonic component) of the nth order is characterised by: Yn is the rms value of the given harmonic component, w is the angular frequency of the fundamental, related to frequency by : w = 21/4f; phin is the phase angle of the given harmonic component at t = 0.

In music, harmonics of a note are integer multiples of the original note. They add depth to the note. Harmonics

An integral multiple of the fundamental frequency (60HZ) that becomes a component of the current.

Frequency components above the funda-mental of a complex waveform. They are generally mul-tiples of the fundamental which establish the timbre or tone of the note.

Two notes sounded together at the same time.

A signal whose frequency of interest is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency, i.e. F = fundamental, 2 x F = 2nd harmonic, 3 x F = 3rd harmonic, etc...

A sinusoidal component of an AC voltage that is a multiple of the fundamental waveform frequency.

Frequency component at a frequency that is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency.

A sinusoidal quantity having a frequency that is an integral multiple of the frequency of a periodic quantity to which it is related.

A frequency that is a whole number multiple of the fundamental frequency of a vibrating system.

Frequency derived from fundamental frequency. Can be any number of multiplications.

An electrical frequency that is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency; for example, if 60 Hz is the fundamental frequency, then 120 Hz is the second harmonic and 180 Hz is the third harmonic; some electronic devices, such as ballasts or power supplies, can cause harmonic distortion, directly affecting power quality.

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.

Sine wave that is smaller in amplitude and some multiple of a fundamental frequency. Example: 880 Hz. is the second harmonic of 440 Hz., 880 Hz. is the third harmonic of 220 Hz.

A harmonic of a periodic signal is a sinewave multiple of the signal's fundamental frequency.

A sinusoidal component of a waveform that is a whole multiple of the fundamental frequency. An oscillation that is an integral sub-multiple of the fundamental is called a sub-harmonic.

Sine-wave component of a signal that is smaller in amplitude and is a multiple of the fundamental frequency of the signal.

A frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency. For example, 120 Hz is the second harmonic of 60 Hz, 180 Hz is the third harmonic, etc.

An overtone at a frequency that is a whole number multiple of the fundamental frequency.

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

a sine wave component of a complex sound whose frequency is a whole number multiple of the fundamental frequency.

An additional frequency in an audio signal derived from the fundamental or original frequency as a multiple of that fundamental that is smaller in amplitude (power) than the fundamental.

Sinusoidal component of an arc voltage that is a multiple of the fundamental wave frequency.

1. Children. 2. Secondary RF emission that is a multiple of the fundamental emission.

A weaker overtone or undertone of a musical note that is responsible for the character or texture of the note.

A ringing, sound created by lightly touching a string as it is struck at certain points along the length. See below for definitions of the 3 types; Natural, Harp and Artificial. - Category: Recording

Resonant relationship, or overtone of planetary aspects.

A component of a complex tone. Harmonics are multiples of the fundamental frequency.

relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; "sympathetic vibration"

The rhythmic vibration of a moving part or assembly.

a signal having a repetitive pattern.

involving or characterized by harmony

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