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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  the  motion  of  the  point  A,  of  the  foot  of  the  perpendicular  PA 
  when  P  moves  uniformly  in  the  circumference  of  a  circle,  and  PA 
  is  drawn  perpendicularly  upon  a  fixed  diameter  of  the  circle. 
  This  is  simple  harmonic  motion.  The  combinations,  in  any  way  of 
  two  more  simple  harmonic  motions,  make  other  kinds  of  harmonic 
  motion.  The  motion  of  the  pendulum  bob  of  a  clock  is 
  approximately  simple  harmonic  motion. 
 
  {Harmonic  proportion}.  See  under  {Proportion}. 
 
  {Harmonic  series}  or  {progression}.  See  under  {Progression}. 
 
 
  {Spherical  harmonic  analysis},  a  mathematical  method, 
  sometimes  referred  to  as  that  of  Laplace's  Coefficients, 
  which  has  for  its  object  the  expression  of  an  arbitrary, 
  periodic  function  of  two  independent  variables,  in  the 
  proper  form  for  a  large  class  of  physical  problems, 
  involving  arbitrary  data,  over  a  spherical  surface,  and 
  the  deduction  of  solutions  for  every  point  of  space.  The 
  functions  employed  in  this  method  are  called  spherical 
  harmonic  functions.  --Thomson  &  Tait. 
 
  {Harmonic  suture}  (Anat.),  an  articulation  by  simple 
  apposition  of  comparatively  smooth  surfaces  or  edges,  as 
  between  the  two  superior  maxillary  bones  in  man;  --  called 
  also  {harmonic},  and  {harmony}. 
 
  {Harmonic  triad}  (Mus.),  the  chord  of  a  note  with  its  third 
  and  fifth  the  common  chord. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harmonic  \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.  --Pope. 
 
  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 
 
  {Harmonic  interval}  (Mus.),  the  distance  between  two  notes  of 
  a  chord,  or  two  consonant  notes. 
 
  {Harmonical  mean}  (Arith.  &  Alg.),  certain  relations  of 
  numbers  and  quantities,  which  bear  an  analogy  to  musical 
  consonances. 
 
  {Harmonic  motion}, 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harmonic  \Har*mon"ic\,  n.  (Mus.) 
  A  musical  note  produced  by  a  number  of  vibrations  which  is  a 
  multiple  of  the  number  producing  some  other  an  overtone.  See 
  {Harmonics}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harmonic 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  harmony  as  distinct  from  melody  and 
  rhythm;  "subtleties  of  harmonic  change  and  tonality"- 
  Ralph  Hill  [ant:  {nonharmonic}] 
  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" 
  3:  relating  to  vibrations  that  occur  as  a  result  of  vibrations 
  in  a  nearby  body;  "sympathetic  vibration"  [syn:  {sympathetic}] 
  4:  involving  or  characterized  by  harmony  [syn:  {consonant},  {harmonical}, 
  {harmonized},  {in  harmony}] 
  n  :  a  tone  that  is  a  component  of  a  complex  sound 




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