- (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.
- harmonic analysis,
- harmonic conjugates,
- harmonic distortion,
- harmonic interval,
- harmonic law
Origin of harmonic
Examples from the Web for harmonically
Schubert does not, however, use it harmonically, otherwise the B natural would read C flat.The So-called Human Race|Bert Leston Taylor
All notes exactly one or more octaves apart are regarded as harmonically identical.
A key is a number of tones grouping themselves naturally (both melodically and harmonically) about a central tone—the key tone.Music Notation and Terminology|Karl W. Gehrkens
In writing the third species in all parts, notes appearing simultaneously should be harmonically related.A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons|Friedrich J. Lehmann
- 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
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.