time signature

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n time signature a musical notation indicating the number of beats to a measure and kind of note that takes a beat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • 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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Usage

In literature:

There was that amount of paper out at that time with British signatures.
"Lloyd George" by Frank Dilnot
The signature took her some time.
"The Angel of Terror" by Edgar Wallace
He made a hundred imitations of the signature, and found for the first time in his life that he was not bad at that sort of work.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
This was hurried through both houses in time to receive the signature of Arthur on March 3, 1883.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
The signature especially he pored over for some time.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
At other times it had been the Duke's custom to add his signature to papers without a glance at their contents.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
This bill had been passed several times before and vetoed, but it finally obtained the Governor's signature.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
However, my time is precious, so just let me have your signature, and I'm off.
"Tales from Blackwood, Volume 7" by Various
There are neither time signature nor bars.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
The best known is Nicosthenes, whose signature occurs eighty times.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

But the fair pictures that fall from above
On the heart's mirror sublime
Carry a signature written in tints,
Bright with the future of time.
"Dreams Of Beauty" by Adah Isaacs Menken

In news:

Oregon's all-time leading rusher is still lookingfor his signature play in his third BCS bowl game.
It's that time of the year again when you're bombarded with tons of back to school commercials, followed by the fall window displays and that signature end-of-summer breeze.
Or is it a timely signature on a loyalty oath that even some insiders were unaware had changed.
I can't count how many times I've been stopped in the street by someone wanting to know how in the world did I create my signature topknot.
I can't count how many times I've been stopped in the street by someone wanting to know how in the world did I create my signature topknot .
Manual entry of signatures, dates, and times is a candidate.
"Times Square, New York" by Alvaro Castagnet won first place at the Signature Watercolor Exhibition in New York.
Rarely has a revival of a show felt more timely than Signature Theatre's current production.
Byrd estimates electronic signatures would saves schools $15,000 a year and cut processing time by 80 percent.
The first-time inclusion of the Columbus Signature Academy New Tech campus and the International School of Columbus as eligible for many of the scholarships.
At the time of this writing, the petition had gained more than 5,660 signatures.
Morris Day of Morris Day and The Time performs one of his groups signature songs during the 45th Summerfest on the lakefront.
Aretha Franklin made "Respect" her signature song, solidified herself as one of the all-time greats and earned the title "Queen of Soul" in 1967.
Name any quick-serve giant, and a signature dish with a time-honored formula comes to mind.
With the weather finally warming up everywhere around the country, there's no better time for bars to perfect a signature springtime cocktail, making your bar the first stop on any spring day outing.
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In science:

Barbero G., “Real Ashtekar variables for Lorentzian signature space times,” Phys.
The new vertices and canonical quantization
In the following, we assume a flat space-time metric with signature (-,+,+,+) and use units in which the speed of light is equal to unity, c = 1.
Special-relativistic Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: a benchmark suite
If at fallback the circularization radii are large enough, such material could form another, larger disk with possibly much longer time scales, ∼ 100 s , and for the right set of parameters can possibly produce signatures similar to the observed ones .
Compact binary mergers: an astrophysical perspective
In addition to the lγ MET b signature-based search, CDF also presents for the first time a search for top pair production with an additional radiated photon, t¯t + γ . 85 events of lγ MET b versus an expectation of 99.1 ± 7.61 events.
Search for New Physics at the Tevatron
Barbero, Real Ashtekar Variables for Lorentzian Signature Space-Times, Phys.
Emergence of General Relativity from Loop Quantum Gravity: A Summary
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