harmonic

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From Latin harmonicus, from Ancient Greek ἁρμονικός (harmonikós), from ἁρμονία (harmonía, harmonie).

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harmonic (comparative more harmonic, superlative most harmonic)

  1. pertaining to harmony
  2. pleasant to hear; harmonious; melodious
  3. (mathematics) used to characterize various mathematical entities or relationships supposed to bear some resemblance to musical consonance
    The harmonic polar line of an inflection point of a cubic curve is the component of the polar conic other than the tangent line.

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harmonic (plural harmonics)

  1. (physics) a component frequency of the signal of a wave that is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency

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