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perpendicular bisector

The perpendicular bisector of a line segment AB is the straight line perpendicular to AB through the midpoint of AB.

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Howard Mayer Brown and Frances Palmer

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
1,626 words

...strings at successive levels, their sounding lengths increasing with their distance from the soundtable; the body resembles a spike lute, with a neck bisecting a calabash resonator 323.1 Arched spike harps with tall stringholders: The neck curves away from the resonator 323.2 Spike harps with pressure bridges (bridge harps or harp-lutes): A line joining the lower ends of the strings would be perpendicular to the straight neck, notched bridge 324 Tanged harps with tall stringholders: A carved extension of the resonator forms the socket for the shaft of the...

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