Definition for harmonics (2 of 2)
- (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 harmonics
A first study of these distributions recalls the harmonics encountered in acoustics; but the difference is great.
The majority of students have trouble with their harmonics, because they do not practice them in this way.Violin Mastery|Frederick H. Martens
His compositions abound with novel combinations; double stops, harmonics, and arpeggios are displayed with wonderful results.The Violin|George Hart
There he sat scratching his head and then the violin, the very picture of perplexity, trying to solve the mystery of harmonics.Ole Bull|Sara C. Bull
Strike either body or soul—that is to say, effect either a physical or a mental change, and the harmonics of the other sound.Luck or Cunning|Samuel Butler
British Dictionary definitions for harmonics (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for harmonics (2 of 2)
- capable of expression in the form of sine and cosine functions
- of or relating to numbers whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression