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 for musical instrument digital interface
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  musical instrument digital interface
      n 1: a standard protocol for communication between electronic
           musical instruments and computers [syn: musical instrument
           digital interface, MIDI]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Musical Instrument Digital Interface
      (MIDI /mi'-dee/,
     /mee'-dee/) A hardware specification and protocol used to
     communicate note and effect information between synthesisers,
     computers, music keyboards, controllers, and other electronic
     music devices.  It is basically a high-speed serial
     connection with separate connections for MIDI in, MIDI out and
     MIDI through (to allow devices to be chained).
     The basic unit of information is a "note on/off" event which
     includes a note number (pitch) and key velocity (loudness).
     There are many other message types for events such as pitch
     bend, patch changes and synthesizer-specific events for
     loading new patches etc.
     There is a file format for expressing MIDI data which is like
     a dump of data sent over a MIDI port.
     The MIME type "audio/midi" isn't actually registered so it
     should probably be "audio/x-midi".
     Filename extension: .mid or .midi
     Usenet newsgroups: news:comp.music.midi,

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