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absolute pitch

noun, Music.
1.
the exact pitch of a tone in terms of vibrations per second.
2.
Also called perfect pitch. the ability to sing or recognize the pitch of a tone by ear.
Compare relative pitch.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for absolute pitch

absolute pitch

noun
1.
Also called (not in technical usage) perfect pitch. the ability to identify exactly the pitch of a note without comparing it to another
2.
the exact pitch of a note determined by its number of vibrations per second
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