harmonic generator


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harmonic generator

[här′män·ik ′jen·ə‚rād·ər]
(electronics)
A generator operated under conditions such that it generates strong harmonics along with the fundamental frequency.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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