noun di·a·schis·ma \ˌdīəˈskizmə\

Definition of diaschisma



  1. 1 :  one of several minute intervals in ancient Greek music

  2. 2 :  a small musical interval (such as that between C and D double flat in pure intonation) that together with the schisma comprises the syntonic comma

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Origin and Etymology of diaschisma

New Latin, from Greek diaschisma, from diaschizein to sever

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to cast off or become cast off

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