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Harmony vs. Symmetry — What's the Difference?

Harmony vs. Symmetry — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Harmony and Symmetry

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Harmony

Harmony, in music, is the process by which the composition of individual sounds, or superpositions of sounds, is analysed by hearing. Usually, this means simultaneously occurring frequencies, pitches (tones, notes), or chords.Harmony is a perceptual property of music, and along with melody, one of the building blocks of Western music.
Apr 22, 2022

Symmetry

Symmetry (from Greek συμμετρία symmetria "agreement in dimensions, due proportion, arrangement") in everyday language refers to a sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance. In mathematics, "symmetry" has a more precise definition, and is usually used to refer to an object that is invariant under some transformations; including translation, reflection, rotation or scaling.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

An orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole
Color harmony.
The order and harmony of the universe.
Apr 22, 2022

Symmetry

The correspondence of the form and arrangement of elements or parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane or about a center or an axis:the symmetry of a butterfly's wings.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

A relationship in which various components exist together without destroying one another
Different kinds of fish living in harmony.
Apr 22, 2022
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Symmetry

A relationship in which there is correspondence or similarity between entities or parts:the symmetry of the play, which opens and ends with a speech by a female character.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

A relationship characterized by a lack of conflict or by agreement, as of opinion or interest
Family harmony.
Apr 22, 2022

Symmetry

Beauty as a result of pleasing proportions or harmonious arrangement:"Here were the ringlets, framing a face of exquisite symmetry"(Clive Barker).
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

The study of the structure, progression, and relation of chords.
Apr 22, 2022

Symmetry

(Physics)Invariance under transformation. For example, a system that is invariant under rotation has rotational symmetry.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

Simultaneous combination of notes in a chord.
Apr 22, 2022

Symmetry

Exact correspondence on either side of a dividing line, plane, center or axis.
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Harmony

The structure of a work or passage as considered from the point of view of its chordal characteristics and relationships.
Apr 22, 2022

Symmetry

The satisfying arrangement of a balanced distribution of the elements of a whole.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

A combination of sounds considered pleasing to the ear.
Apr 22, 2022

Symmetry

A due proportion of the several parts of a body to each other; adaptation of the form or dimensions of the several parts of a thing to each other; the union and conformity of the members of a work to the whole.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

A musical line that harmonically complements the melody
You sing the lead part, and I'll sing the harmony.
Apr 22, 2022

Symmetry

The law of likeness; similarity of structure; regularity in form and arrangement; orderly and similar distribution of parts, such that an animal may be divided into parts which are structurally symmetrical.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

A collation of parallel passages, especially from the Gospels, with a commentary demonstrating their consonance and explaining their discrepancies.
Apr 22, 2022

Symmetry

Equality in the number of parts of the successive circles in a flower.
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Harmony

Agreement or accord.
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Symmetry

(mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

A pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds.
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Symmetry

Balance among the parts of something
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Harmony

(music) The academic study of chords.
Apr 22, 2022

Symmetry

(physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

(music) Two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

(music) The relationship between two distinct musical pitches (musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound) played simultaneously.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency.
A harmony of the Gospels
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in things intended to form a connected whole; such an agreement between the different parts of a design or composition as to produce unity of effect; as, the harmony of the universe.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency; as, a harmony of the Gospels.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.
Ten thousand harps, that tunedAngelic harmonies.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic.
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

Compatibility in opinion and action
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

The structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

A harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
Apr 22, 2022

Harmony

Agreement of opinions
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Harmony

An agreeable sound property
Apr 22, 2022

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