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- noun music A
musical notationin which intervals, chordsand harmonizationsare indicated by numberswritten below a given bass note.
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- noun a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the numerals written underneath the notes.]
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