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  1. American term, equivalent to the English term "bar ", signifying the smallest metrical divisions of a composition, containing a fixed number of beats , marked off by vertical lines on the staff.
  2.  English term of the Renaissance and Baroque eras signifying a group of dance steps that could be performed to one strain of dance music.

See Also

[English] bar
[French] mesure (f)
[German] Takt (m)
[Italian] misura (f)


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