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date: 20 October 2019

Aliquotlocked

  • Howard Mayer Brown
  • , revised by Clive Greated

Extract

A mathematical term meaning ‘contained in another a certain number of times without leaving any remainder’ (OED); for example, 2 is an aliquot part of 6. The wavelengths of the harmonic partials of a tone are thus aliquot parts of the fundamental wavelength. Aliquot strings are Sympathetic strings...

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