What does MIDI mean?

Definitions for MIDIˈmɪd i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Midi(noun)

    the southern part of France

  2. musical instrument digital interface, MIDI(adj)

    a standard protocol for communication between electronic musical instruments and computers

  3. midi(adj)

    used of women's clothing having a hemline at mid-calf

    "midiskirts"; "wore her dresses midi length"


  1. Midi(ProperNoun)

    the south of France

  2. midi(Noun)

    A coat or skirt having such a hemline.

  3. midi(Adjective)

    Having a hemline at mid-calf length.


  1. MIDI

    MIDI is a technical standard that describes a protocol, digital interface and connectors and allows a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers and other related devices to connect and communicate with one another. A single MIDI link can carry up to sixteen channels of information, each of which can be routed to a separate device. MIDI carries event messages that specify notation, pitch and velocity, control signals for parameters such as volume, vibrato, audio panning and cues, and clock signals that set and synchronize tempo between multiple devices. These messages are sent to other devices where they control sound generation and other features. This data can also be recorded into a hardware or software device called a sequencer, which can be used to edit the data and to play it back at a later time. MIDI technology was standardized in 1983 by a panel of music industry representatives, and is maintained by the MIDI Manufacturers Association. All official MIDI standards are jointly developed and published by the MMA in Los Angeles, California, USA, and for Japan, the MIDI Committee of the Association of Musical Electronics Industry in Tokyo.

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  1. MIDI

    What does MIDI stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the MIDI acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MIDI in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MIDI in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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