Symbiotic comma

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Interval information
Ratio 19712/19683
Monzo [8 -9 0 1 1
Size in cents 2.54884
Name(s) symbiosis comma,
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19712/19683, the symbiosis comma, also known as the symbiotic comma or symbiosma, is an 11-limit unnoticeable comma measuring about 2.55 cents. It gets its names from the fact that it is tempered out in such notable temperaments as vishnu, newt, kwai, supers, guiron and amity, and, from the fact that it also makes a good extension to a number of other temperaments such as canou. It is the difference between an apotome (2187/2048) and an undecimal secor (77/72)- the latter of which can be broken down into a 33/32 quartertone stacked on top of 28/27. Alternatively stated, it identifies 11/8 by an apotome over 9/7. Moreover, it is the sum of the quartisma and the nexisma. Tempering out this comma in a linearly independent fashion results in symbiotic temperament.

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