Definition of subharmonic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsəbhärˈmänik/


An oscillation with a frequency equal to an integral submultiple of another frequency.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Denoting or involving a subharmonic.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: sub·har·mon·ic

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