- (of a set of values) related in a manner analogous to the frequencies of tones that are consonant.
- capable of being represented by sine and cosine functions.
- (of a function) satisfying the Laplace equation.
Origin of harmonic
Examples from the Web for harmonic
To step inside Madison Square Garden was to grab hold of a lifeline to an alternate world of harmonic order and balance.‘When the Garden Was Eden’: Why New York City Needs the Knicks Now More Than Ever|Robert Silverman|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Harmonic conditions are created by the removal of deterrents to growth.Happiness as Found in Forethought Minus Fearthought|Horace Fletcher
A great advantage of the harmonic party-line system is the simplicity of the apparatus at the subscriber's station.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1|Kempster Miller
Progression from one chord to another is called Harmonic progression; from one tone to another, Melodic progression.A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons|Friedrich J. Lehmann
British Dictionary definitions for harmonic
- capable of expression in the form of sine and cosine functions
- of or relating to numbers whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression
Word Origin for harmonic
Word Origin and History for harmonic
1560s, "relating to music;" earlier (c.1500) armonical "tuneful, harmonious," from Latin harmonicus, from Greek harmonikos "harmonic, musical, skilled in music," from harmonia (see harmony). Meaning "relating to harmony" is from 1660s. The noun, short for harmionic tone, is recorded from 1777.