Harmonical proportion

Related to Harmonical proportion: harmonic series, harmonic mean
a relation of three or four quantities, such that the first is to the last as the difference between the first two is to the difference between the last two; thus, 2, 3, 6, are in harmonical proportion; for 2 is to 6 as 1 to 3. Thus, 24, 16, 12, 9, are harmonical, for 24:9::8:3.

See also: Proportion

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.