subharmonic

[ suhb-hahr-mon-ik ]
/ ˌsʌb hɑrˈmɒn ɪk /

noun Physics.

an oscillation that has a frequency which is an integral submultiple of the frequency of a related oscillation.

Nearby words

  1. subgroup,
  2. subgrundation,
  3. subgum,
  4. subha,
  5. subhalide,
  6. subhead,
  7. subheading,
  8. subhedral,
  9. subhuman,
  10. subhyoid

Origin of subharmonic


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British Dictionary definitions for subharmonic

subharmonic

/ (ˌsʌbhɑːˈmɒnɪk) /

noun

a fraction of a frequency
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