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Denoting, in a complex sound, a mathematic relationship among the frequencies of the fundamental tone and its overtones so that the frequencies of the overtones are whole number multiples or partials of the frequency of the fundamental tone; the resulting auditory effect has a musical or pleasant quality, as opposed to noise. See: noise.
[G., L. harmonia, agreement, articulation, fr. harmos, joint]


Agreement, balance, or compatibility.

functional occlusal harmony

Ideal occlusion of the teeth such that in all mandibular positions during chewing the teeth function efficiently and without trauma to supporting tissues.
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The way I see it, the whole world now seems to be approaching a general liberalisation and harmonisation of its chocolate standards.
The need to address the growing communications issues between international drug manufacturers and regulators prompted the creation of MedDRA by the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) in 1994.
Akinci added that the transition to the European currency, customs union and other harmonisation operations cannot be left until after a referendum that produces a positive result.
Harmonisation of Accounting Measurement Practices in the European Community.
Harmonisation would benefit very few countries "at the expense of everybody else", he said.
But he said: "We are not arguing here for a united Ireland - we are arguing for harmonisation, and commonsense relationships.
As regards the non-clinical safety studies, EMEA's note said: "It is recognised that significant advances in harmonisation of the timing of [these assessments] have already been achieved and are detailed in this guideline.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said he expected the strike to receive "rock solid" support, adding: "The company has turned a dispute about harmonisation into an attack on jobs and conditions.
It is part of a national dispute over harmonisation of pay and conditions arising from a reorganisation by Network Rail.
ICAO's recommendation is an important part of the crucial harmonisation of international security standards," he said.
Another example is the harmonisation and standardisation issue, and its trade-off with technology and service flexibility.
The aim of collaboration is to support upcoming changes in pharmaceutical regulations in accordance with the introduction of E14 Guidelines stipulated by the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) in Japan.