Chord vs Arc - What's the difference?

chord | arc |

As a noun chord

is (senseid)(music) a harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously.

As a verb chord

is to write chords for.

As an acronym arc is

(pathology) aids-related complex.



(wikipedia chord)


(en noun)
  • (senseid)(music) A harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously.
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  • (geometry) A straight line between two points of a curve.
  • (engineering) A horizontal member of a truss.
  • (aeronautics) The distance between the leading and trailing edge of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow.
  • (computing) A keyboard shortcut that involves two or more distinct keypresses, such as Ctrl+M followed by P.
  • * 2005 , James Avery, Visual Studio hacks (page 99)
  • Ctrl-K is the default first key for chords , but you can create chords using any keys that you want.
  • The string of a musical instrument.
  • (Milton)
  • (anatomy) A cord.
  • Derived terms

    * mixed-interval chord * strike a chord, touch a chord

    See also

    * simultaneity


    (en verb)
  • To write chords for.
  • * 2003 , Dan Levenson, Clawhammer Banjo from Scratch
  • This chording' technique works well for learning any tune, but this is the only tune of the set that I will write out completely as a ' chorded version.
  • (music) To accord; to harmonize together.
  • This note chords with that one.
  • To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to tune.
  • * Dryden
  • When Jubal struck the chorded shell.
  • * Beecher
  • Even the solitary old pine tree chords his harp.



    (wikipedia arc)


    (en noun)
  • (astronomy) That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon.
  • (geometry) A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of an other curve.
  • A curve, in general.
  • A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape.
  • (electrics) A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning.
  • A story arc.
  • (mathematics) A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space.
  • (graph theory) A directed edge.
  • Synonyms

    * (curve) curve, swoop * (circular arc) circular arc, circle segment * (directed edge) arrow, directed edge


  • To move following a curved path.
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  • , date=February 4 , author=Gareth Roberts , title=Wales 19-26 England , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Gatland's side got back to within striking distance when fly-half Jones's clever pass sent centre Jonathan Davies arcing round Shontayne Hape.}}
  • To form an electrical arc.
  • Anagrams

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