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noun, Physics.
periodic motion consisting of one or more vibratory motions that are symmetric about a region of equilibrium, as the motion of a vibrating string of a musical instrument.
a periodic motion in which the displacement is symmetrical about a point or a periodic motion that is composed of such motions See also simple harmonic motion
harmonic motion
A periodic vibration, as of a violin string, in which the motions are symmetrical about a region of equilibrium. Such a vibration may have only one frequency and amplitude or may be a combination of two or more components called harmonics. Also called periodic motion.


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