In terms of commas, it is the difference between the following superparticular pairs:
- 540/539 and 595/594
- 729/728 and 833/832
- 1701/1700 and 2401/2400
- 1716/1715 and 2431/2430
- 4914/4913 and 31213/31212
It factors into the following superparticular pair:
Tempering out this comma in the 17-limit results in the rank-6 chlorismic temperament, or in the 18.104.22.168 subgroup, the rank-3 chloric temperament. In either case it equates a stack of three 9/7 supermajor thirds with 17/8, the 17th harmonic minus three octaves.