harmonic motion

noun

Definition of harmonic motion

: a periodic motion (as of a sounding violin string or swinging pendulum) that has a single frequency or amplitude or is composed of two or more such simple periodic motions

First Known Use of harmonic motion

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Harmonic motion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonic%20motion. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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