partial tone

partial tone

noun Acoustics, Music.
one of the pure tones forming a part of a complex tone.
Also called partial.


Origin:
1875–80

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partial tone

noun
a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency [syn: overtone
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