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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

half′ step`(n.)

  1. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: semitone

  2. Mil. a step 15 in. (38 cm) long in quick time and 18 in. (46 cm) long in double time.

    Category: Military

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. semitone, half step(noun)

    the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument


  1. half step(Noun)

    An interval of which there are seven in a fifth or twelve in an octave, consisting of two tones whose frequency ratio is about 1.059 or 18/17.


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