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18edt is the division of the tritave into 18 equal parts of size 105.664 cents each. It has a decent 7 and an excellent 13, but a 5 which is 39 cents flat; if octaves were added and it was a sixth, it would count as a neutral sixth. The corresponding 5/3 is 845 cents, which is a neutral sixth between 8/5 and 5/3, which is really more of a 13/8, though this is allegedly a no-twos tuning. With octaves added, it also has a minor third and a major tenth which are both excellent as well as a minor thirteenth and major seventeenth which are still decent even though it skips actual octaves (in fact it is the non-octave semitone scale of 34edo). On the 3.7.13 subgroup it tempers out 351/343 and 2197/2187.
As the double of 9edt, it is the analog of 14edo insofar if treating as it has a doubled harmonic chain. However, it, like 8edt, is not schismatic because 3:5:7 is a redundant chord. As a multiple of 9edt, it is the widest variety of 'White-Extraterrestrial-Tree' temperament.
18edt can also be used for the Electra temperament based on 15/11, although in this case its approximation to 13/11 is very sharp.
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