Definition of ditonic comma
: the difference in pitch between two musical tones respectively twelve perfect fifths and seven octaves from the same tone and represented by the ratio of 531,441:524,288 —called also Pythagorean comma
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Origin and Etymology of ditonic comma
translation of New Latin comma ditonicum
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