Just intonation
Just Just, a. [F. juste, L. justus, fr. jus right, law, justice; orig., that which is fitting; akin to Skr. yu to join. Cf. {Injury}, {Judge}, {Jury}, {Giusto}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation; upright; righteous; honest; true; -- said both of persons and things. ``O just but severe law!'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. --Eccl. vii. 20. [1913 Webster]

Just balances, just weights, . . . shall ye have. --Lev. xix. 36. [1913 Webster]

How should man be just with God? --Job ix. 2. [1913 Webster]

We know your grace to be a man. Just and upright. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety; conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due; as, a just statement; a just inference. [1913 Webster]

Just of thy word, in every thought sincere. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The prince is here at hand: pleaseth your lordship To meet his grace just distance 'tween our armies. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He was a comely personage, a little above just stature. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Fire fitted with just materials casts a constant heat. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

When all The war shall stand ranged in its just array. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Their names alone would make a just volume. --Burton. [1913 Webster]

3. Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge. [1913 Webster]

Men are commonly so just to virtue and goodness as to praise it in others, even when they do not practice it themselves. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

{Just intonation}. (Mus.) (a) The correct sounding of notes or intervals; true pitch. (b) 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. --H. W. Poole.

Syn: Equitable; upright; honest; true; fair; impartial; proper; exact; normal; orderly; regular. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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