The augmented unison is occasionally referred to also as a diminished unison. The first author to employ this term was apparently William White, in 1907. Many sources reject the possibility or utility of the diminished unison on the grounds that any alteration to the unison increases its size, thus augmenting rather than diminishing it.
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... Names Ratio Cents 12ET Cents Definition 53ET commas 53ET cents Representation Complement unison 1/1 0.00 0 ... octave syntonic comma 81/80 21.51 0 c or T − t 1 22.64 semi-diminished octave diesis ... Ratio Cents 12ET Cents 53ET Commas 53ET Cents 1 unison 1/1 0.00 0. 0.00 2 octave 2/1 1200.00 53. 1200.00 3 perfect fifth 3/2 701.96 31. 701.89 5 major third 5/4 386.31 17. 384.91 7 augmented ...
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