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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]
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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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Agglomeration, Integration and Tax Harmonisation. European Economic Review, Nr 48.
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.emea.europa.eu/pdfs/human/ich/082003en.pdf
"It is on the back of our members' hard work that the top bosses have awarded themselves huge bonuses, yet they are telling us they can't afford real harmonisation.
Miranda also wants much greater policy harmonisation rather than differing member state policies on the environment, renewables, combined heat and power (CHP), taxation and CO2 emissions allocations.
There are also examples of harmonisation that will not work in economic terms.
Harmonisation will make consolidation of accounts easier for global groups and enable more meaningful and comparative analysis.
What was needed was an effective economic reform strategy and a categorical end to tax harmonisation efforts.
Streit has recently observed, "Almost throughout the whole process of European integration, harmonisation of national laws and regulations was considered a matter of course." There existed "a widespread prejudice ...
Obiechina said in the statement that 'at last, the division that has engulfed the party in the state for some time now has become a thing of the past following the peaceful harmonisation of all interest groups in the state.
The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has set up a Syariah and Harmonisation of Law Division to address issues relating to Islam and syariah laws that arise at the federal and international levels.
Apart from Luxembourg and Lithuania, the member states subscribe to the principle defended by Commissioner Viviane Reding (justice, fundamental rights and citizenship) of total but targeted harmonisation of consumers' rights.