harmonic series

noun

Definition of harmonic series 

: a series of the form {latex}1 + \frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{3} + \frac{1}{4} + \frac{1}{5} + \frac{1}{6} + \dots{/latex}

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At one point, the music seems to orbit around the natural harmonic series, and a drone appears at another. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "Vivian Fung piece premiered by Daedalus Quartet," 26 Mar. 2018

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1866, in the meaning defined above

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