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 for Just intonation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Just \Just\, a. [F. juste, L. justus, fr. jus right, law,
     justice; orig., that which is fitting; akin to Skr. yu to
     join. Cf. Injury, Judge, Jury, Giusto.]
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     1. Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not
        doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation;
        upright; righteous; honest; true; -- said both of persons
        and things. "O just but severe law!" --Shak.
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              There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good,
              and sinneth not.                      --Eccl. vii.
                                                    20.
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              Just balances, just weights, . . . shall ye have.
                                                    --Lev. xix.
                                                    36.
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              How should man be just with God?      --Job ix. 2.
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              We know your grace to be a man.
              Just and upright.                     --Shak.
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     2. Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety;
        conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a
        proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due;
        as, a just statement; a just inference.
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              Just of thy word, in every thought sincere. --Pope.
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              The prince is here at hand: pleaseth your lordship
              To meet his grace just distance 'tween our armies.
                                                    --Shak.
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              He was a comely personage, a little above just
              stature.                              --Bacon.
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              Fire fitted with just materials casts a constant
              heat.                                 --Jer. Taylor.
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              When all
              The war shall stand ranged in its just array.
                                                    --Addison.
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              Their names alone would make a just volume.
                                                    --Burton.
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     3. Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due;
        equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.
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              Men are commonly so just to virtue and goodness as
              to praise it in others, even when they do not
              practice it themselves.               --Tillotson.
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     Just intonation. (Mus.)
        (a) The correct sounding of notes or intervals; true
            pitch.
        (b) The giving all chords and intervals in their purity or
            their exact mathematical ratio, or without
            temperament; a process in which the number of notes
            and intervals required in the various keys is much
            greater than the twelve to the octave used in systems
            of temperament. --H. W. Poole.
  
     Syn: Equitable; upright; honest; true; fair; impartial;
          proper; exact; normal; orderly; regular.
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