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Both great answers,but there's also the RHYTHM of the bar that comes into the equation. Each bar in 3/4 or 4/4 etc. will have a distinctive rhythm pattern that goes with a particular piece. Not all 4/4 songs have the same rhythm. For example, a simple 4/4 can have either a straight or a dotted rhythm, which makes each very different in FEEL.The tempo could ...
The accepted formal term you are seeking is METRE (US English = METER). In ordinary language, the word "time" is more common. A waltz is said to be in "3/4 metre" (or time) or, alternatively, in "triple metre" (or time). For more, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meter_(music)
What are the correct technical terms for one count, like a 1 It is simply called a beat. for a set of counts that is repeated, like 1-2-3? 1-2-3 is a bar, so those three together could be called a bar. What might help you understand is called time signature, which counts the beats of each bar.
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