harmonic progression


noun Mathematics.

a series of numbers the reciprocals of which are in arithmetic progression.

Nearby words

  1. harmonic law,
  2. harmonic mean,
  3. harmonic minor scale,
  4. harmonic motion,
  5. harmonic oscillator,
  6. harmonic series,
  7. harmonic suture,
  8. harmonic tone,
  9. harmonica,
  10. harmonicon

Origin of harmonic progression

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for harmonic progression

harmonic progression

noun

a sequence of numbers whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression, as 1, 1/2, 1/3, …
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Science definitions for harmonic progression

harmonic progression

A sequence of quantities whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression, such as 1, 13, 15, 17, .... and so on.
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