harmonical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj harmonical involving or characterized by harmony
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The silhouette on the MLB logo is Harmon Killebrew.
    • Harmonical Concordant; musical; consonant; as, harmonic sounds. "Harmonic twang! of leather, horn, and brass."
    • Harmonical (Math) Having relations or properties bearing some resemblance to those of musical consonances; -- said of certain numbers, ratios, proportions, points, lines, motions, and the like.
    • Harmonical (Mus) Relating to harmony, -- as melodic relates to melody; harmonious; esp., relating to the accessory sounds or overtones which accompany the predominant and apparent single tone of any string or sonorous body.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • harmonical Same as harmonic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Harmonical har-mon′ikal pertaining to harmony: musical: concordant: recurring periodically
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Quotations

  • Walter Gropius
    Walter Gropius
    “A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of an authentic democracy.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
  • Henry Miller
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    “The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, and opening quotation is a symphony precluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.”
  • Bertrand Russell
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    “Reason is a harmonizing, controlling force rather than a creative one.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. harmonicus, Gr. "armoniko`s; cf. F. harmonique,. See Harmony

Usage

In literature:

They chose these low ones with yellow and orange in the blossom to harmonize with the yellow and orange of the nasturtiums.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
And that's the kind Harmon Dreer is.
"Left Tackle Thayer" by Ralph Henry Barbour
We have to harmonize our biological demands with social demands.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
His harmonic method is ingenious and pliable.
"Edward MacDowell" by Lawrence Gilman
I designed the furniture and had it made by a skilful carpenter, for I could find none that would harmonize with the room.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
The woodwork was usually covered with the same material as the curtains, or stained to harmonize.
"Furnishing the Home of Good Taste" by Lucy Abbot Throop
But Fane, Harmon & Co. do.
"The Younger Set" by Robert W. Chambers
It is said that Baillot used to hide his face when Paganini played a pizzicato with the left hand, harmonics, or a passage in staccato.
"Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
In the valve section, each altered note becomes a fundamental for another harmonic scale.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 819" by Various
Of course the quality of the harmonics produced varies with the quality of the strings that produce them.
"Violin Mastery" by Frederick H. Martens
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In poetry:

Steering for that semi-paradise,
To the land where experience lies,
Where truth and wisdom harmonize
Youth's fervent fires.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
They harmonize like marry'd pairs,
Yet are at odds, and keep not squares:
As mercy stands from merit far,
The letter and the spirit jar.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
She is most fair, and thereunto
Her life loth rightly harmonize;
Feeling or thought that was not true
Ne'er made less beautiful the blue
Unclouded heaven of her eyes.
"My Love" by James Russell Lowell
Whilst mellow sounds from distant copse arise,
Of softest flute or reeds harmonic join'd,
With rapture thrill'd each worldly passion dies,
And pleased attention claims the passive mind.
"Music" by Henry Kirke White
DONNA SOL. Yes; but one bird to carol in the field,--
A nightingale, in mossy shade concealed,--
A distant flute,--for music's stream can roll
To soothe the heart, and harmonize the soul,--
O! 'twould be bliss to listen.
"The Lover’s Colloquy" by Victor Marie Hugo
And taught thee from the motley mass
Each harmonizing part to class,
(Like Nature's self employ'd And then, as work'd thy wayward will,
From these with rare combining skill,
With new-created worlds to fill
Of space the mighty void.
"The Sylphs Of The Seasons" by Washington Allston

In news:

For the month of May, the H3000 Factory Ultra- Harmonizer Pro Tools TDM plug-in, based on the Factory algorithms from the legendary H3000, will be available as an individual plug-in for only $199.
Tim Harmon Indiana Debate Commission October 10, 2012.
Harmonic Inductive Gain technology is redefining heating due to its improved design flexibility and energy-saving potential.
William Thomas Harmon was taken to Rideout Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in "stable" condition Wednesday night.
Baseball great Harmon Killebrew faced 606 pitchers in his career with the Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals.
Michael Weatherly (left) and Mark Harmon star as Special Agents DiNozzo and Gibbs in "NCIS," which USA is stuffing itself on this Thanksgiving weekend.
Green, whose family founded Hobby Lobby, has announced a $70 million conditional gift to Oral Roberts University DREW HARMON / For the Tulsa World.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platformshas received certificates of compliance from PLCopen, the independent organization that focuses on the harmonization of control programming around IEC 61131-2.
Harmonic intros system for live video ingest .
"Children ages 8-11 have often been underestimated in educational settings," says Cynthia Harmon, Middle Division Head at The Park School in Brookline.
Wolff performs four standards, two Miles Davis hits and three originals, each filled with sophisticated harmonics, surprising twists and intriguing changes.
Concerns over the load-carrying capabilities of a transformer and an overhead transmission line are dismissed by careful measurements and harmonic filter/capacitor installation.
Employees are devastated and police are searching for answers after two nonprofits were ransacked overnight near Jones and Harmon.
He spoke with Dan Harmon.
Wait, this is not what you think A harmonic damper is more than just a place to point your timing light.
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In science:

Since the general quadratic system can be obtained from a simple harmonic oscillator through unitary transformations, we first consider the simple harmonic oscillator of unit mass and frequency.
Generalization of the Darboux transformation and generalized harmonic oscillators
First, let us assume: (a) Q is harmonic on a neighborhood of the unit disk; (b) µ has a continuous density p = dµ/dζ , and Qµ (ζ ) := 2 RT log |ζ − η | dµ(η) is harmonic on a neighborhood of the unit disk.
Inequalities related to free entropy derived from random matrix approximation
Denote by [νm ] = bnd([Pm ]) = pΓ ([εm ]) the harmonic measure type on Γ, and by νθ = bnd(Pθ ) = pΓ (εθ ) the harmonic measure corresponding to an initial probability distribution θ ≺ m, so that νθ ≺ [νm ].
Boundaries and harmonic functions for random walks with random transition probabilities
Since Gm(·, wj ) is p-harmonic on {z : |z | < m}\{wj }, f is p-harmonic on {z : |z | < m} \ A[k , n], and therefore it attains its maximum on {z : |z | ≥ m} ∪ A[k , n].
The Beurling estimate for a class of random walks
We have shown for several systems (harmonic oscillator, deformed harmonic oscillator, a class of spectra and the square well potential) that this state satisfies the minimum set of conditions required to obtain Klauder’s coherent states.
Construction of coherent states for physical algebraic systems
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