Definition of Fundamental frequency

1. Noun. The lowest tone of a harmonic series.

Exact synonyms: First Harmonic, Fundamental
Generic synonyms: Harmonic

Medical Definition of Fundamental frequency

1. The principal component of a sound wave, which has the greatest wavelength, tone produced by the vibration of the vocal folds before the air reaches any cavities. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Fundamental frequency

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1. Proceedings of the IRE. by Institute of Radio Engineers (1915)
"In the field of the stator S is a rotor which is short circuited for the fundamental frequency by means of the capacities C3 and Ct and the inductance L2. ..."

2. Radio Telephony by Alfred Norton Goldsmith (1918)
"In the field of the stator, 8, is a rotor, R, which is short-circuited (that is, tuned to resonance) for the fundamental frequency produced when the rotor ..."

3. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1896)
"... transformed at the fundamental frequency ; with, at the same time, other amounts, smaller and varying in magnitude, transformed at a frequency of three, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1919)
"... ek and ec but, in addition, any other sine-wave components of fundamental frequency which may be necessary to balance fundamental frequency em fs [such ..."

5. Colour in Relation to Chemical Constitution by Edwin Roy Watson (1918)
"A fundamental frequency of about 7'4/w would satisfy requirements, but we have to regard one of the absorption bands as the 28th multiple of this ..."

6. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"It is true, of course, that the fundamental frequency has the same frequency as that of the currents sent through the primary circuit, but the currents so ..."

7. Inductive Interference Between Electric Power and Communication Circuits by California Public Utilities Commission (1919)
"The power systems, so far investigated, operate at a fundamental frequency of 60 cycles per second. The investigation has shown harmonic currents and ..."

8. Principles of Radio Communication by John Harold Morecroft, A. Pinto, Walter Andrew Curry (1921)
"... a fundamental frequency of 500500, tuning to the second harmonic (frequency = 1001000) for a 1000-cycle beat note, or he may adjust his set to a ..."

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