Just-intonation meaning

A tuning system having intervals that are acoustically pure.
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(music) The correct sounding of notes or intervals; true pitch.
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(music) The giving all chords and intervals in their purity or their exact mathematical ratio, or without temperament; a process in which the number of notes and intervals required in the various keys is much greater than the twelve to the octave used in systems of temperament.

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Origin of just-intonation

  • just harmonically pure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition