Meaning of CHORD in English


Function: noun

Etymology: alteration of 1 cord

Date: 1543

1 : CORD 3A

2 : a straight line segment joining and included between two points on a circle broadly : a straight line joining two points on a curve

3 : an individual emotion or disposition <struck a responsive chord >

4 : either of the two outside members of a truss connected and braced by the web members

5 : the straight line distance joining the leading and trailing edges of an airfoil

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.