Chord

Chord may refer to:

  • Chord (music), an aggregate of musical pitches sounded simultaneously.
    • Chord (guitar) a chord played on a guitar, which has a particular tuning.
  • Chord (geometry), a line segment joining two points on a curve
  • Chord (astronomy), a line crossing a foreground astronomical object during an occultation which gives an indication of the objects size and/or shape
  • Chord (graph theory), an edge joining two not-adjacent nodes in a cycle
  • Chord (truss construction), an outside member of a truss, as opposed to the inner "webbed members"
  • Chord (aircraft), the distance between the front and back of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow. The term chord was selected due to the curved nature of the wing's surface.
  • Chord (peer-to-peer), a peer-to-peer protocol and algorithm for distributed hash tables (DHT)
  • Chord (concurrency), a concurrency construct in some object-oriented programming languages
  • Chord (comics), a comic book character who is the former mentor of the New Warriors
  • Chord (software), free software useful for creating staffless lead sheets
  • Chord Overstreet, American actor and musician
  • Chord. (business), a Japanese office name

Chord may also refer to:

  • Mouse chording or a chorded keyboard, where multiple buttons are held down simultaneously to produce a specific action

The Chords may refer to:

  • The Chords, 1970s British mod revival band
  • The Chords (U.S.), 1950s American doo wop group

Chords may refer to:

  • Chords (artist), a Swedish hiphop/reggae artist

Famous quotes containing the word chord:

    Give me the keys. I feel for the common chord again,
    Sliding by semi-tones till I sink to a minor,—yes,
    And I blunt it into a ninth, and I stand on alien ground,
    Surveying a while the heights I rolled from into the deep;
    Which, hark, I have dared and done, for my resting-place is found,
    The C Major of this life: so, now I will try to sleep.
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    Love took up the glass of Time, and turned it in his glowing hands;
    Every moment, lightly shaken, ran itself in golden sands.
    Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with
    might;
    Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    The notes, random
    From tuning, wander into the heat
    Like a new insect chirping in the scrub,
    Untired at noon. A chord gathers and spills....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)