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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 time signature
      n : a musical notation indicating the number of beats to a
          measure and kind of note that takes a beat [syn: musical
          time signature]