Sesquialter

Ses`qui*al"ter

(?), a. Sesquialteral.
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Ses`qui*al"ter

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Ses`qui*al"ter*a

(?), } n. [NL. sesquialtera.] (Mus.) A stop on the organ, containing several ranks of pipes which renforce some of the high harmonics of the ground tone, and make the sound more brilliant.
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Ses`qui*al"ter*al

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Ses`qui*al"ter*ate

(?), } a. [L. sesquialter once and a half; sesqui- + alter other: cf. F. sesquialtre.] Once and a half times as great as another; having the ratio of one and a half to one.
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Sesquialteral ratio (Math.), the ratio of one and a half to one; thus, 9 and 6 are in a sesquialteral ratio.
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