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chrōma , ătis (ătŏs, Vitr. 5, 5), n., = χρῶμα (a color), in music,
I.a chromatic scale (a species of harmony in which the tones of the tetrachord measure two and a half tones, as a half, again a semitone, and then a tone and a half follow each other), Vitr. 5, 4, 3; cf. Dict. of Antiq. p. 645.—Hence, chrōmătĭcē , ēs, f., the science of this species of harmony, Vitr. 5, 5; and: chrō-mătĭcus , a, um, adj., chromatic: “genus, the same,Macr. Somn. Scip. 2, 4 fin.
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    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 5.5
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 5.4.3
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