Definition of fundamental frequency in English:

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fundamental frequency


The lowest frequency produced by the oscillation of the whole of an object, as distinct from the harmonics of higher frequency.
Example sentences
  • It was gratifying to see that the lowest fundamental frequency (resonant frequency) predicted by their model was in good agreement with our observed 3 Hz tail beat frequency preferred by tadpoles of the same size and species.
  • In the premonsoon season, dominant frequencies, fundamental frequencies, maximum frequencies, and syllable lengths differed between colonies.
  • A typical syllable of song type ‘A’ has a well-pronounced fundamental frequency and several harmonics.

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Syllabification: fun·da·men·tal fre·quen·cy

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