heptachord


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heptachord

(ˈhɛptəˌkɔːd)
n
1. (Instruments) obsolete an instrument with seven strings
2. (Music, other) a musical scale consisting of seven notes
3. (Music, other) an interval of a seventh
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Many Renaissance theologians, such as Ficino, related the Mosaic seven-day creation week as a "metaphor" for the ordered process, according to the heptachord structure found in Plato's Lambda Formula (Rostvig, Configurations 17).