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fifth

1. 
a. one of five equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc.
b. (as modifier): a fifth part
2. the fraction equal to one divided by five (1/5)
3. Music
a. the interval between one note and another five notes away from it counting inclusively along the diatonic scale
b. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other
4. an additional high gear fitted to some motor vehicles

Fifth

An enhanced version of FORTH. M.S. Dissertation, Cliff Click <cliff@cs.rice.edu>, Texas A&M, 1985. Available from the Software Construction Co, (409)696-5432.
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A factor mitigating the dissonance in Example 12 is that the modal centers are a perfect fifth apart, i.e., a tonal consonance.
Rather than repeating phrases, Johnson achieves unity in other ways, particularly in his use of the descending perfect fifth. He hints at the descending fifth in the descending tonic triad at the close of the first phrase.
In the diatonic, g = 2, N = 7, and the multiplicative inverse mod 7 of 2 is 4, which is indeed the span of the unique diminished fifth, and of the generating perfect fifths.
The Introitus introduces both the piano as a main protagonist and much of the harmonic material of the first group, which consists of the interplay between interlocking perfect fifths (D/A being prominent throughout the work) and major/minor thirds.