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  • n. the length of a single step in marching (taken to be 30 inches for quick time or 36 inches for double time)


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  • In the U.S. Army, the military pace (or "step") is defined as exactly 30 inches (76.2 centimeters) for ordinary "quick time" marching, and 36 inches (91.44 centimeters) for double-time marching. The same definitions are generally used by marching bands.

    November 7, 2007