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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chord n.
 1. The string of a musical instrument.
 2. Mus. A combination of tones simultaneously performed, producing more or less perfect harmony, as, the common chord.
 3. Geom. A right line uniting the extremities of the arc of a circle or curve.
 4. Anat. A cord. See Cord, n., 4.
 5. Engin. The upper or lower part of a truss, usually horizontal, resisting compression or tension.
 Accidental, Common, ∧ Vocal chords. See under Accidental, Common, and Vocal.
 Chord of an arch. See Illust. of Arch.
 Chord of curvature, a chord drawn from any point of a curve, in the circle of curvature for that point.
 Scale of chords. See Scale.