Time-signature meaning

A sign placed on a staff to indicate the meter, commonly a numerical fraction of which the numerator is the number of beats per measure and the denominator represents the kind of note getting one beat.
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A metric notation, typically consisting of one number over another, indicating the unit of measurement and the number of beats in the following measure or measures: the opening or predominant meter of a piece is indicated directly after the opening clef or key signature (Ex.: 3/4 means three quarter-note beats; C is often used instead of 4/4)
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(music) A numerical sign placed on a stave to indicate the meter; the numerator is the number of beats per bar, the denominator represents the value of each beat.
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Alternative form of time signature.
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