harmonic motion
noun Date: 1867 a periodic motion (as of a sounding violin string or swinging pendulum) that has a single frequency or amplitude or is composed of two or more such simple periodic motions

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  • Harmonic motion — 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

  • Harmonic motion — can mean: The motion of a Harmonic oscillator (in physics), which can be: Simple harmonic motion Complex harmonic motion Keplers laws of planetary motion (in physics, known as the harmonic law) Quasi harmonic motion: Unit… …   Wikipedia

  • Harmonic motion — Motion Mo tion, n. [F., fr. L. motio, fr. movere, motum, to move. See {Move}.] 1. The act, process, or state of changing place or position; movement; the passing of a body from one place or position to another, whether voluntary or involuntary;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harmonic motion — n. motion that repeats periodically, as the motion produced by a restoring force proportional to displacement …   English World dictionary

  • harmonic motion — noun a periodic motion in which the displacement is either symmetrical about a point or is the sum of such motions • Hypernyms: ↑periodic motion, ↑periodic movement • Hyponyms: ↑simple harmonic motion …   Useful english dictionary

  • harmonic motion — /haˌmɒnɪk ˈmoʊʃən/ (say hah.monik mohshuhn) noun Physics See simple harmonic motion …   Australian English dictionary

  • harmonic motion — harmoninis judėjimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. harmonic motion vok. harmonische Bewegung, f rus. гармоническое движение, n pranc. mouvement harmonique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • harmonic motion — Physics. periodic motion consisting of one or more vibratory motions that are symmetric about a region of equilibrium, as the motion of a vibrating string of a musical instrument. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • harmonic motion — harmon′ic mo′tion n. phs periodic motion consisting of one or more vibratory motions that are symmetric about a region of equilibrium, as the motion of a pendulum • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • harmonic motion — rhythmic repeating movement …   English contemporary dictionary

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