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for figured bass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Figured \Fig"ured\, a.
1. Adorned with figures; marked with figures; as, figured
2. Not literal; figurative. [Obs.] --Locke.
(a) Free and florid; as, a figured descant. See
(b) Indicated or noted by figures.
Figured bass. See Continued bass, under Continued.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers
to indicate the chords to be played [syn: figured bass,
basso continuo, continuo, thorough bass]
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