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pitch

 [pich]
1. a dark, more or less viscous residue from distillation of tar and other substances.
2. any of various bituminous substances such as natural asphalt.
3. a resin from the sap of some coniferous trees.
4. the quality of sound dependent on the frequency of vibration of the waves producing it.

pitch

(pich),
A resinous substance obtained from tar after the volatile substances have been expelled by boiling.
Synonym(s): pix
[L. pix]

pitch

(pich)
1. a dark viscous residue from distillation of tar and other substances.
2. any of various bituminous substances such as natural asphalt.
3. a resin from the sap of some coniferous trees.
4. the quality of sound dependent principally on its frequency.

pitch

Etymology: ME, picchen
1 the highness or lowness of a tone or sound depending on the rate of vibration of the sound source.
2 (in helical computed tomography) the ratio of table advancement per 360-degree rotation of the x-ray tube to the detector collimator.

pitch

(pich)
Auditory perception of tone on a scale ranging from low to high, based on the frequency of vibration of the object emitting the tone. For the human voice, pitch relates to frequency of vibration of the vocal folds.
See: voice, frequency
[L. pix]

pitch

1. a dark, more or less viscous residue from distillation of tar and other substances.
2. natural asphalt of various kinds.
3. the quality of sound dependent on the frequency of vibration of the waves producing it

coal tar pitch

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