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From Latin chorda (cord), < Ancient Greek (Doric) χορδά (khorda), Ionic χορδή (khorde) "string of gut, the string of a lyre"

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chord

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A horizontal member of a truss.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The distance between the leading and trailing edge of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow.
  5. (computing) A keyboard shortcut that involves two or more distinct keypresses, such as Ctrl+M followed by P.

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