anharmonic function
Anharmonic An`har*mon"ic, a. [F. anharmonique, fr. Gr. 'an priv. + ? harmonic.] (Math.) Not harmonic. [1913 Webster]

The {anharmonic function} or {anharmonic ratio} of four points abcd on a straight line is the quantity (ac/ad):(bc/bd), where the segments are to be regarded as plus or minus, according to the order of the letters. [1913 Webster]


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  • anharmonic ratio — Anharmonic An har*mon ic, a. [F. anharmonique, fr. Gr. an priv. + ? harmonic.] (Math.) Not harmonic. [1913 Webster] The {anharmonic function} or {anharmonic ratio} of four points abcd on a straight line is the quantity (ac/ad):(bc/bd), where the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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