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equal temperament

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music Modification of the intervals of just intonation in the tuning of instruments of fixed intonation to permit harmonic modulation. It allows one to modulate to or play in any of the 12 major or 12 minor keys.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Temperament.
  • n. that in which the variations from mathematically true pitch are distributed among all the keys alike.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the division of the scale based on an octave that is divided into twelve exactly equal semitones

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