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A sinusoidal quantity having a frequency that is an integral submultiple of the frequency of some other sinusoidal quantity to which it is referred; a third subharmonic would be one-third the fundamental or reference frequency.



in radio engineering, a sinusoidal oscillation with a frequency usually equal to an integral submultiple or proper fraction of the fundamental frequency. Subharmonics are produced by means of frequency dividers. Some frequency dividers can reduce the frequency by a factor of several thousand in a single stage.


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(Russian, unterton), a sinusoidal component of a periodic oscillation of complex shape. The frequency of a subharmonic is an integral submultiple—usually by a factor of two—of the fundamental frequency. As a rule, subharmonics occur in nonlinear systems.

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