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noun Physics.
periodic motion consisting of one or more vibratory motions that are symmetric about a region of equilibrium, as the motion of a vibrating string of a musical instrument.
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Origin of harmonic motion

First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for harmonic motion

harmonic motion

noun
a periodic motion in which the displacement is symmetrical about a point or a periodic motion that is composed of such motionsSee also simple harmonic motion
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Scientific definitions for harmonic motion

harmonic motion

A periodic vibration, as of a violin string, in which the motions are symmetrical about a region of equilibrium. Such a vibration may have only one frequency and amplitude or may be a combination of two or more components called harmonics. Also called periodic motion
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