Basic Music Theory.  Copyright Neil Hawes 1997

The word "note" has two distinct meanings in its British usage (see alternative names):
  1. A single sound (one that is heard)
  2. A single notated symbol for a sound (one that is written)
Although these are physically two different things, they have a one-to-one relationship. My definition of a note is a single pitch which is heard for a certain amount of time:

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