# harmonic motion

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## harmonic motion

n.
A periodic vibration, as of a pendulum, 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. Also called periodic motion, simple harmonic motion.

## harmonic motion

n
(General Physics) 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

## harmon′ic mo′tion

n.
periodic motion consisting of one or more vibratory motions that are symmetric about a region of equilibrium, as the motion of a pendulum.
[1865–70]
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 Noun 1 harmonic motion - a periodic motion in which the displacement is either symmetrical about a point or is the sum of such motionsperiodic motion, periodic movement - motion that recurs over and over and the period of time required for each recurrence remains the samesimple harmonic motion - periodic motion in which the restoring force is proportional to the displacement
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