harmonics harmonics  /hɑr ˈmɑ nɪks/


  • (n) the study of musical sound


  1. Eleanor Rigby, also scored for strings but boldly modern in harmonics and urgent cross-rhythms.
  2. If the human ear hears harmonics without their corresponding fundamental, the brain supplies the missing tone by itself.
  3. People hearing him pipe harmonics and flying chromatic scales think he must be twice that age to have mastered such a clean technique.


  1. Increased Adoption of Variable Frequency Drives Promote Uptake of Harmonic Filters, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of variable frequency drives create multiple levels of harmonics in the system, which cannot be rectified or cleaned up without a harmonic filter. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. RF Source provides true sinewave output with low phase noise.

    Designed using surface acoustic wave resonator technology, 2 GHz Model CRFS75-2000 features -134 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 KHz offset and noise floor of -164 dBc/Hz. Source has no sub-harmonics; second harmonic is -20 dBc typical, and frequency accuracy is rated at ±150 ppm. With 5 V input voltage, device generates true sinewave with +5 dBm minimum output power. Housed in 0.75 x 0.75 in. SMT ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ThomasNet


  1. "If you look at the foam we had protecting the driver, it was made for two, three, four hits," Force said. "But no one talked about oscillation and harmonics -- a vibration so great (Medlen) hit a hundred times."
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: John Force Source: USA Today

  2. "Interestingly enough Miles Davis was an influence, and the way he approached harmonics," Bailey said. "And one of my biggest influences was Dionne Warwick, early Dionne Warwick."
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Philip Bailey Source: Toledo Blade

  3. "It has to do with springs and shocks," Musgrave said. "On concrete, it's a different feel and different shock harmonics. There's a lot of vibration going through the tires. That upsets the truck's handling."
    on Aug 10, 2005 By: Ted Musgrave Source: TruckSeries.com

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