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in·har·mon·ic

 (ĭn′här-mŏn′ĭk)
adj.
Not harmonic; discordant.
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Adj.1.inharmonic - lacking in harmony
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inharmonic

adjective
Characterized by unpleasant discordance of sound:
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The new Soundelux USA version of the U195 "was optimized removing the patterns, removing bandwidth restrictions, multiplying the transformer size and removing the atonal inharmonic fet bias system," the company said in an announcement.
Analysis of inharmonic partials in the piano sound spectrum.
The most attractive feature of this technique is how an inharmonic part of the solution can be constructed analytically with a high rate of convergence of series solution even when f (x y) is not smooth.
In it, she claimed that "[a] number of scientific men who have been working on experiments in musico-therapy with the insane, declare that while regular rhythms and simple tones produce a quieting effect on the brain of even a violent patient, the effect of jazz on the normal brain produces an atrophied condition on the brain cells of conception, until very frequently those under the demoralizing influence of the persistent use of syncopation, combined with inharmonic partial tones, are actually incapable of distinguishing between good and evil, between right and wrong" ("Does Jazz Put the Sin in Syncopation?" August 1921, 34).
Finding optimal approach to innovation strategy has particular importance for regional societies which generally have inharmonic structure of industrial, educational, scientific and personnel components, influenced by historical, political and natural factors (Avdeychik V.
[28] reported multiphonon band of CuO nanostructures, which appears at wavenumber of 1130 [cm.sup.-1] and relates to the inharmonic coupling between phonons in polar solid.
This method allows one to solve the problem of asymptotic modeling of the inharmonic wave packet's dynamics for the internal gravity waves in stratified media with slowly varying parameters.
As he waits for one of the iPad-wielding sales associates to assist him with his first iPhone, which he'd bought there the day before, Shafron is sprinkled with what AT&T calls "innovation sounds'-perhaps best described as raindrops going pitter-patter on a digital rooftop interspersed with wind chimes producing cyber inharmonic spectra.
Despite Palmer's feigned distrait, adept performance of slithering fingerboard runs and inharmonic push-pull pizzicatos, and Party officials' claim that Prokofiev's music was proscriptively "formal" (rather than, say, melodic/narrative--the musical equivalent of Abstract Expressionism), Sonata No.
The bottom power spectra of the Figure 9 clearly show that the gas turbine cranking process has a high-level inharmonic oscillation.
A number of factors may affect the service quality of VoIP [1] for example, packet loss, packet delay, network delay variation (also known as "jitter") [2], echo, noise [3], and harmonic and inharmonic distortion [4].