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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harmonics  \Har*mon"ics\,  n. 
  1.  The  doctrine  or  science  of  musical  sounds. 
 
  2.  pl  (Mus.)  Secondary  and  less  distinct  tones  which 
  accompany  any  principal,  and  apparently  simple,  tone,  as 
  the  octave,  the  twelfth,  the  fifteenth,  and  the 
  seventeenth.  The  name  is  also  applied  to  the  artificial 
  tones  produced  by  a  string  or  column  of  air,  when  the 
  impulse  given  to  it  suffices  only  to  make  a  part  of  the 
  string  or  column  vibrate;  overtones. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harmonics 
  n  :  the  study  of  musical  sound 




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