Harmonical
Harmonic Har*mon"ic (h[aum]r*m[o^]n"[i^]k), Harmonical Har*mon"ic*al (-[i^]*kal), a. [L. harmonicus, Gr. "armoniko`s; cf. F. harmonique. See {Harmony}.] 1. Concordant; musical; consonant; as, harmonic sounds. [1913 Webster]

Harmonic twang! of leather, horn, and brass. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) Relating to harmony, -- as melodic relates to melody; harmonious; esp., relating to the accessory sounds or overtones which accompany the predominant and apparent single tone of any string or sonorous body. [1913 Webster]

3. (Math.) Having relations or properties bearing some resemblance to those of musical consonances; -- said of certain numbers, ratios, proportions, points, lines, motions, and the like. [1913 Webster]

{Harmonic interval} (Mus.), the distance between two notes of a chord, or two consonant notes.

{Harmonical mean} (Arith. & Alg.), certain relations of numbers and quantities, which bear an analogy to musical consonances.

{Harmonic motion}, the motion of the point A, of the foot of the perpendicular PA, when P moves uniformly in the circumference of a circle, and PA is drawn perpendicularly upon a fixed diameter of the circle. This is simple harmonic motion. The combinations, in any way, of two or more simple harmonic motions, make other kinds of harmonic motion. The motion of the pendulum bob of a clock is approximately simple harmonic motion.

{Harmonic proportion}. See under {Proportion}.

{Harmonic series} or {Harmonic progression}. See under {Progression}.

{Spherical harmonic analysis}, a mathematical method, sometimes referred to as that of {Laplace's Coefficients}, which has for its object the expression of an arbitrary, periodic function of two independent variables, in the proper form for a large class of physical problems, involving arbitrary data, over a spherical surface, and the deduction of solutions for every point of space. The functions employed in this method are called spherical harmonic functions. --Thomson & Tait.

{Harmonic suture} (Anat.), an articulation by simple apposition of comparatively smooth surfaces or edges, as between the two superior maxillary bones in man; -- called also {harmonia}, and {harmony}.

{Harmonic triad} (Mus.), the chord of a note with its third and fifth; the common chord. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • harmonical — a. See harmonic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • harmonical — har·mon·i·cal …   English syllables

  • harmonical — adjective involving or characterized by harmony • Syn: ↑consonant, ↑harmonic, ↑harmonized, ↑harmonised • Similar to: ↑harmonious • Derivationally related forms: ↑harmony, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Harmonical proportion — Proportion Pro*por tion, n. [F., fr. L. proportio; pro before + portio part or share. See {Portion}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Harmonical mean — Harmonic Har*mon ic (h[aum]r*m[o^]n [i^]k), Harmonical Har*mon ic*al ( [i^]*kal), a. [L. harmonicus, Gr. armoniko s; cf. F. harmonique. See {Harmony}.] 1. Concordant; musical; consonant; as, harmonic sounds. [1913 Webster] Harmonic twang! of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harmonical analysis — harmoninė analizė statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. harmonic test; harmonical analysis vok. Ermittlung der Harmonischen, f; Ermittlung des Oberschwingungsgehaltes, f; harmonische Analyse, f rus. гармонический анализ, m pranc.… …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • harmonical analysis — harmoninė analizė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. harmonic analysis; harmonical analysis vok. harmonische Analyse, f rus. гармонический анализ, m pranc. analyse harmonique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • counter-harmonical — † counter harˈmonical, a. Obs. = contra harmonical. 1727–51 in Chambers Cycl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Continued proportion — Proportion Pro*por tion, n. [F., fr. L. proportio; pro before + portio part or share. See {Portion}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geometrical proportion — Proportion Pro*por tion, n. [F., fr. L. proportio; pro before + portio part or share. See {Portion}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”