An ordered set of frequencies which are integer multiples of a FUNDAMENTAL.
The first 32 partials of a HARMONIC SERIES shown as a line spectrum. The amplitude of each partial is inversely proportional to the partial number.
See: diagrams and sound examples under HARMONIC, LINEAR. See also: COMPLEX TONE, FOURIER ANALYSIS, FOURIER THEOREM, JUST TUNING, STANDING WAVES. Compare: SUBHARMONIC.