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Meaning of TIME SIGNATURE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a musical notation indicating the number of beats to a measure and kind of note that takes a beat
 
 Synonyms: musical time signature
 
 See Also: alla breve, musical notation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Time signature\ (Music)
A sign at the beginning of a composition or movement, placed
after the key signature, to indicate its time or meter. Also
called {rhythmical signature}. It is in the form of a
fraction, of which the denominator indicates the kind of note
taken as time unit for the beat, and the numerator, the
number of these to the measure.

 

 

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