Definition of Chordal

1. Adjective. Relating to or consisting of or emphasizing chords. "Chordal rather than contrapuntal music"

Partainyms: Chord
Derivative terms: Chord

Definition of Chordal

1. a. Of or pertaining to a chord.

Definition of Chordal

1. Adjective. (mathematics) (music) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of chords. ¹

2. Adjective. (music) Having an accompaniment of chords rather than a countermelody. ¹

3. Adjective. (zoology) Having a notochord; chordate ¹

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Definition of Chordal

1. pertaining to a chord [adj]

Medical Definition of Chordal

1. Relating to any chorda or cord, especially to the notochord. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chordal

chorda dorsalis
chorda magna
chorda obliqua
chorda saliva
chorda spinalis
chorda tympani nerve
chorda umbilicalis
chorda vertebralis
chorda vocalis
chordae tendineae
chordae willisii
chordal (current term)
chordate family
chordate genus

Literary usage of Chordal

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1. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"chordal pitch = — _,, Radius of pitch circle Constant for number of teeth Radius ... What is the chordal pitch of a gear 32 inches pitch diameter, 67 teeth? ..."

2. A Treatise on Spherical Trigonometry: With Applications to Spherical by William J. M'Clelland, Thomas Preston (1886)
"The angle subtended by « side of a triangle at the pole of its circumcircle is double of the corresponding angle of the chordal triangle. ..."

3. Mathematical Questions and Solutions by W. J. C. Miller (1876)
"Let S be the chordal intercept on the altitude AD, then since (if 0 is the centre of the inscribed circle) the angle OAD = £ (C —B), ..."

4. On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music by Hermann von Helmholtz, Alexander John Ellis (1885)
"chordal Sequences. Just as the older homophonic music required the notes of a melody to be linked together, modern music endeavours to link together the ..."

5. Mathematical Questions and Solutions, from the "Educational Times": With by W. J. C. Miller (1876)
"(By R. TUCKER, MA)—Prove that the volume under the chordal segments of the ... Let 8 be the chordal intercept on the altitude AD, then since (if O is the ..."

6. The Physics of Earthquake Phenomena by Cargill Gilston Knott (1908)
"Approximate chordal Transmission of Tremors. Fisher's Hypothesis of Two Waves in Liquid Interior. Evidence as to Longitudinal and Transverse Vibrations. ..."

7. A Treatise on Spherical Trigonometry: And Its Application to Geodesy and by John Casey (1889)
"... the angle A1 of the rectilineal triangle formed by its chords (called the chordal triangle) is given ly the equation cos AÏ = sin JI sin Jc + cos Jb cos ..."

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