See also:twisted or
See also:woven strands, in thickness coming between a rope and a
See also:string, a smaller kind of rope (q.v.) . From the use of such a
See also:cord for measuring, the word is applied to a quantity of cut
See also:wood, differing according to locality . The variant " chord," which, in spelling, reverts to the
See also:original Latin, is used in particular senses, as, in physiology, for such cord-like structures as the vocal chords; in the case of the " umbilical cord," the other spelling is usually retained . In
See also:mathematics a " chord " is a straight
See also:line joining any two points on the same
See also:curve, and, in
See also:music, the word is used of several musical notes sounded simultaneously and in harmony (q.v.) . In this last sense, " chord " is properly a shortened
See also:form of "
See also:accord," agreement, from
See also:Lat. accordare, and the spelling with h is due to a confusion .
GNAEUS DOMITIUS CORBULO (1st century A.D.)
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