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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dia·ton·ic /ˌdaɪəˈtɑnɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·a·ton·ic a.  Mus. Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the octave of the first.
 Diatonic scale Mus., a scale consisting of eight sounds with seven intervals, of which two are semitones and five are whole tones; a modern major or minor scale, as distinguished from the chromatic scale.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: based on the standard major or minor scales consisting of 5
             tones and 2 semitones without modulation by
             accidentals [ant: chromatic]
      2: based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the
         major or minor scales of Western music