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noun, Mathematics.
a series in which the reciprocals of the terms form an arithmetic progression.
the divergent infinite series, 1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 + 1/5 + . . . .
(maths) a series whose terms are in harmonic progression, as in 1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + …
(acoustics) the series of tones with frequencies strictly related to one another and to the fundamental tone, as obtained by touching lightly the node points of a string while playing it. Its most important application is in the playing of brass instruments
harmonic series
A series whose terms are in harmonic progression, especially the series 1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 + …. and so on.


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