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noun 
  1. (context, music) In music, a combination of any three or more pitches and the diatonic functionality of those pitches.
  2. (geometry) A straight line between two points of a curve.
  3. (context, engineering) A horizontal member of a truss.
  4. (context, aeronautics) The distance between the leading edge, leading and trailing edge of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: koorde
  • French: accord(fr)
  • German: Akkord(de)
  • Spanish: acorde(es)
Etymology: From Latin chorda (cord), < Ancient Greek (Doric) (khorda), Ionic (khorde) "string of gut, the string of a lyre"


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