Glossary Definition for Harmonic Distortion

Glossary Term: Harmonic Distortion 

Definition

The presence of frequencies in the output of a device that are not present in the input signal, and are multiples of components of the input signal. Clipping is a common cause but other nonlinearities can also introduce harmonics.

Find a term alphabetically:
0-9ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Comment on This Term (Corrections, Suggestions, etc.)

Suggest Another Term We Should Add