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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A musical meter with four quarter notes to the measure.

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  • n. A meter of four quarter notes per measure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. that variety of time in which the measure consists of two or of four equal portions.
  • n. the ordinary time of marching, in which ninety steps, each twenty-eight inches in length, are taken in one minute.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a time signature indicating four beats to the bar

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