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Definition: Harmonic suture
(-[i^]*kal), a. [L. harmonicus, Gr. "armoniko`s;
cf. F. harmonique. See Harmony
1. Concordant; musical; consonant; as, harmonic sounds.
Harmonic twang! of leather, horn, and brass. --Pope.
2. (Mus.) Relating to harmony, -- as melodic relates to
melody; harmonious; esp., relating to the accessory sounds
or overtones which accompany the predominant and apparent
single tone of any string or sonorous body.
3. (Math.) Having relations or properties bearing some
resemblance to those of musical consonances; -- said of
certain numbers, ratios, proportions, points, lines,
motions, and the like.
(Mus.), the distance between two notes of
a chord, or two consonant notes.
(Arith. & Alg.), certain relations of
numbers and quantities, which bear an analogy to musical
, the motion of the point A, of the foot of
the perpendicular PA, when P moves uniformly in the
circumference of a circle, and PA is drawn perpendicularly
upon a fixed diameter of the circle. This is simple
harmonic motion. The combinations, in any way, of two or
more simple harmonic motions, make other kinds of harmonic
motion. The motion of the pendulum bob of a clock is
approximately simple harmonic motion.
. See under Proportion
or Harmonic progression
. See under
Spherical harmonic analysis
, a mathematical method,
sometimes referred to as that of Laplace's Coefficients
which has for its object the expression of an arbitrary,
periodic function of two independent variables, in the
proper form for a large class of physical problems,
involving arbitrary data, over a spherical surface, and
the deduction of solutions for every point of space. The
functions employed in this method are called spherical
harmonic functions. --Thomson & Tait.
(Anat.), an articulation by simple
apposition of comparatively smooth surfaces or edges, as
between the two superior maxillary bones in man; -- called
, and harmony
(Mus.), the chord of a note with its third
and fifth; the common chord.
, n. [L. sutura, fr. suere, sutum, to sew or
stitch: cf. F. suture. See Sew
to unite with thread.]
1. The act of sewing; also, the line along which two things
or parts are sewed together, or are united so as to form a
seam, or that which resembles a seam.
(a) The uniting of the parts of a wound by stitching.
(b) The stitch by which the parts are united.
3. (Anat.) The line of union, or seam, in an immovable
articulation, like those between the bones of the skull;
also, such an articulation itself; synarthrosis. See
, under Harmonic
(a) The line, or seam, formed by the union of two margins
in any part of a plant; as, the ventral suture of a
(b) A line resembling a seam; as, the dorsal suture of a
legume, which really corresponds to a midrib.
(a) The line at which the elytra of a beetle meet and are
(b) A seam, or impressed line, as between the segments of
a crustacean, or between the whorls of a univalve
, Harmonic suture
, etc. See under