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1. A system or an arrangement of seven tones built on a tonic key.
2. The arrangement of all the tones and chords of a composition in relation to a tonic.
3. The scheme or interrelation of the tones in a painting.
4. The relationship between the notes and chords of a passage or work that tends to establish a central note or harmony as its focal point.
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