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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thorough  bass  \Thor"ough  bass`\  (Mus.) 
  The  representation  of  chords  by  figures  placed  under  the 
  base;  figured  bass;  basso  continuo;  --  sometimes  used  as 
  synonymous  with  {harmony}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harmony  \Har"mo*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Harmonies}.  [  F.  harmonic,  L. 
  harmonia,  Gr  ?  joint,  proportion,  concord,  fr  ?  a  fitting 
  or  joining.  See  {Article}.  ] 
  1.  The  just  adaptation  of  parts  to  each  other  in  any  system 
  or  combination  of  things  or  in  things  or  things  intended 
  to  form  a  connected  whole;  such  an  agreement  between  the 
  different  parts  of  a  design  or  composition  as  to  produce 
  unity  of  effect;  as  the  harmony  of  the  universe. 
 
  2.  Concord  or  agreement  in  facts,  opinions,  manners, 
  interests,  etc.;  good  correspondence;  peace  and 
  friendship;  as  good  citizens  live  in  harmony. 
 
  3.  A  literary  work  which  brings  together  or  arranges 
  systematically  parallel  passages  of  historians  respecting 
  the  same  events,  and  shows  their  agreement  or  consistency; 
  as  a  harmony  of  the  Gospels. 
 
  4.  (Mus.) 
  a  A  succession  of  chords  according  to  the  rules  of 
  progression  and  modulation. 
  b  The  science  which  treats  of  their  construction  and 
  progression. 
 
  Ten  thousand  harps,  that  tuned  Angelic 
  harmonies.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  (Anat.)  See  {Harmonic  suture},  under  {Harmonic}. 
 
  {Close  harmony},  {Dispersed  harmony},  etc  See  under  {Close}, 
  {Dispersed},  etc 
 
  {Harmony  of  the  spheres}.  See  {Music  of  the  spheres},  under 
  {Music}. 
 
  Syn:  {Harmony},  {Melody}. 
 
  Usage:  Harmony  results  from  the  concord  of  two  or  more 
  strains  or  sounds  which  differ  in  pitch  and  quality. 
  Melody  denotes  the  pleasing  alternation  and  variety  of 
  musical  and  measured  sounds,  as  they  succeed  each 
  other  in  a  single  verse  or  strain. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harmony 
  n  1:  compatibility  in  opinion  and  action  [syn:  {harmoniousness}] 
  2:  the  structure  of  music  with  respect  to  the  composition  and 
  progression  of  chords  [syn:  {musical  harmony}] 
  3:  a  harmonious  state;  congruity  of  parts  with  one  another  and 
  with  the  whole  [syn:  {concord},  {concordance}] 
  4:  agreement  of  opinions  [syn:  {concord},  {condordance}] 
  5:  an  agreeable  sound  property  [ant:  {dissonance}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Harmony,  IN  (town,  FIPS  31486) 
  Location:  39.53402  N,  87.07342  W 
  Population  (1990):  645  (269  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Harmony,  MN  (city,  FIPS  27188) 
  Location:  43.55530  N,  92.00938  W 
  Population  (1990):  1081  (486  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  55939 
  Harmony,  NC  (town,  FIPS  29640) 
  Location:  35.95840  N,  80.77280  W 
  Population  (1990):  431  (195  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  28634 
  Harmony,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  32688) 
  Location:  40.80126  N,  80.12516  W 
  Population  (1990):  1054  (432  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  16037 
  Harmony,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25246 




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