Definition of anharmonic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌanhärˈmänik/


Relating to or denoting motion that is not simple harmonic.
Example sentences
  • The anharmonic dynamics involve diffusive motion and allow sampling of different conformational substates.
  • To make a rectifier, the researchers considered an anharmonic chain sandwiched between two harmonic caps, one with stiff springs - which vibrate at higher frequencies - and the other with more pliable springs.
  • However, diffusive motion is present at all hydrations and temperatures studied, and the hydration-induced anharmonic motions are not required for activity.



Pronunciation: /anˌhärməˈnisitē/
Example sentences
  • The temperature dependence of the FIR absorbance suggests that the anharmonicity of the conformational potential can be quantified, and requires more thorough measurements of this temperature dependence.
  • The observed solvent coupling leads to the question of whether the dynamical transition in a solvated protein is controlled by the solvent or whether the intrinsic anharmonicity of protein dynamics also plays a role.
  • The onset of the anharmonicity occurs at temperatures that increase from ~ 180 K to 260 K upon decreasing hydration from 0.5 to 0.1 g saccharide/g D 2 O.

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Syllabification: an·har·mon·ic

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