(Greek > Latin: a fitting together, joining, proportion, concord, agreement, musical harmony)
2. A reference to an oscillating system that is not undergoing simple harmonic motion.
2. To destroy the harmony of.
3. To make unharmonious or discordant.
4. To be out of harmony; not to harmonize.
2. Something which is not in accord; a conflict.
3. A combination of sounds considered dissonant or unpleasant.
2. Producing harmony or concordant sounds; as the euharmonic organ.
Her Roman counterpart is Concordia, and her Greek opposite is Eris, whose Roman counterpart is Discordia.
2. Marked by harmony; in harmony; concordant; consonant.
3. In physics, a reference to, or noting a series of oscillations in which each oscillation has a frequency that is an integral multiple of the same basic frequency.
4. Involving or characterized by harmony.
5. A description of electrical voltages or currents with frequencies that are integral multiples of the fundamental frequency; that is, if 60 Hz is the fundamental frequency, then 120 Hz is the second harmonic and 180 Hz is the third harmonic.
2. Any of various percussion instruments that use graduated bars of metal or other hard material as sound producers.
3. An instrument consisting of tuned strips of metal or glass fixed to a frame and struck with a hammer.
The term armonica was coined in 1762 by the American physicist and statesman, Benjamin Franklin, for a musical instrument consisting of a set of water-filled glasses tuned to different notes and played with the fingers.
Harmonica was first applied to the "mouth-organ" in 1873; which is an alteration of the earlier armonica or glass harmonica.
2. Concordant; musical; consonant; such as, harmonic sounds.
2. Pleasing to the ear.
3. Characterized by harmony.
4. Of or relating to harmonics.
2. Any of various percussion instruments that use graduated bars of metal or other hard material as sounding elements.
2. The partials or overtones of a fundamental tone.
3. Integral multiples of the fundamental frequency.
The first harmonic is the fundamental, and the second is twice the frequency of the fundamental, etc. Also called overtones, these are vibrations at frequencies that are multiples of the fundamentals. Harmonics extend without limit beyond the audible range.