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anharmonic

[an-hahr-mon-ik] /ˌæn hɑrˈmɒn ɪk/
adjective, Physics.
1.
of or relating to an oscillating system that is not undergoing simple harmonic motion.
Origin
an-1 + harmonic; modeled on French anharmonique
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  • These dangerous fluctuations can be suppressed by an anharmonic coupling between bending and stretching modes.
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anharmonic

/ˌænhɑːˈmɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
(physics) of or concerned with an oscillation whose frequency is not an integral factor or multiple of the base frequency
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