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- adj. Of or pertaining to diastema
- adj. Describing a musical notation in which the pitch of a note is represented by its vertical position on the page
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of a diastema.
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The so-called neumatic notation (from meuma, a nod), which probably in the eighth century found its way from the Orient into the Latin Church, where it suffered many modifications, had mainly a rhythmical purpose, and was intended to serve only in a general way a diastematic end, i.e. an indication of the intervals of the melody.
This procedure solved in principle the problem of diastematic
Men sport the gap, too, but culturally, there has always been a mystique about diastematic women.