subharmonic

noun
sub·​harmonic | \ "+ \

Definition of subharmonic

: a component of a periodic wave having a frequency that is an integral submultiple of the fundamental frequency the subharmonic having half the fundamental frequency is the second subharmonic — compare harmonic

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History and Etymology for subharmonic

International Scientific Vocabulary sub- + harmonic

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“Subharmonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subharmonic. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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