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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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Meanwhile EMEA has also released answers supplied to the ICH within debates on important regulatory harmonisation questions, for instance on common technical documents for the registration of pharmaceuticals for human use--see http://www.
If Network Rail wants to settle this dispute it should get around the table and negotiate a harmonisation package that is acceptable to our members.
Tax harmonisation was getting less and less support in Europe, he insisted, but the idea still had to be laid to rest, ruled out in the new constitution.
Hence, they continue to press for even greater, ultimately global harmonization of the regulations ("Global Harmonisation is the Only Solution to Escalating Regulatory Costs, Says Industry Executive," Clinica 867 [July 19, 1999]: 5).
The harmonisation Oyelade said, was in line with the template which the Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee earlier put in place had recommended.
I am therefore in favour of an approach that safeguards total harmonisation while allowing exceptions for certain specific sectors," Reding told the Council, on 25 May.
But, having described harmonisation of the rules as "an absolute priority", with interference the top priority, stunned some by adding: "If Britain and Ireland do not make a step forward, we will never reach harmonisation.
Geoff Dosseter, head of external affairs of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), said: "Ultimate harmonisation of tax rates or closer harmonisation would benefit the UK transport industry.
She believes it is now vital to have harmonisation of minimum safety levels across the Community.
Appearing before the House of Commons Treasury select committee, Ms Primarolo was asked by Tory member Sir Michael Spicer, the MP for West Worcestershire, whether there was an emerging policy of tax harmonisation in Europe.
The left-wing German finance chief told a rally in Bonn: "Our British colleagues have asked us not to use the word harmonisation but co-ordination.