Definition of subharmonic in English:


Syllabification: sub·har·mon·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌsəbhärˈmänik


  • An oscillation with a frequency equal to an integral submultiple of another frequency.
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    • The Grimm Ambient drags even lower with ‘Bathory,’ starting with thudding subharmonics, spreading out and shuddering to reluctant end.
    • The subharmonics are too erratic to be electronics.
    • Kosmos offers good, clean subharmonics: There is no mistracking, and it is quiet and clean.


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  • Denoting or involving a subharmonic.
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    • Peak amplitude of subharmonic component was measured by continuously averaging the acoustic spectrum until a steady value was reached.
    • Acoustic guitar and bass receive treatment from a dbx 120 subharmonic processor.
    • His most important work was in function theory, in particular Nevanlinna theory and the growth of subharmonic functions.

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