## What is another word for harmonic proportion?

Pronunciation: [hɑːmˈɒnɪk pɹəpˈɔːʃən] (IPA)

Harmonic proportion refers to the relationship between numbers that is expressed as a ratio of their reciprocals. It is a basic concept in music and mathematics. Synonyms for harmonic proportion include mathematical proportion, musical proportion, and harmonious proportion. Other possible synonyms include harmonic progression, harmonic series, and harmonic ratio. In music theory, harmonic proportion is often expressed as a chord or interval relationship between notes. It is an important concept in the study of intonation, tuning, and musical composition. Harmonic proportion can also be used in fields such as architecture, design, and visual arts, where it refers to the balance between elements of a composition.

# Synonyms for Harmonic proportion:

## What are the hypernyms for Harmonic proportion?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
• ### Other hypernyms:

musical harmony, Acoustical proportions, Aural proportions, Musical ratios.

## Famous quotes with Harmonic proportion

• It was Pythagoras who discovered that the 5th and the octave of a note could be produced on the same string by stopping at 2â„3 and Â½ of its length respectively. Harmony therefore depends on a numerical proportion. It was this discovery, according to Hankel, which led Pythagoras to his philosophy of number. It is probable at least that the name proportion was due to it, sinceIamblichus says that this proportion was called originally and that Archytas and Hippasus first called it . Nicomachus gives another reason for the name, viz. that a cube being of 3 equal dimensions, was the pattern : and having 12 edges, 8 corners, 6 faces, it gave its name to harmonic proportion, since:
James Gow (scholar)

Related words: harmonic proportions in art, harmonic proportions in architecture, harmonic proportions in music, harmonic proportions in nature, harmonic proportions in design, musical harmony, harmony in music and nature

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