Roman numeral


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Roman numeral

(rō′măn)
One of the letters used by the ancient Romans for numeration, as distinct from the arabic numerals that we now use. In Roman notation, values are changed either by adding one or more symbols to the initial symbol or by subtracting a symbol to the right of it. For example, V is 5, IV is 4, and VI is 6. Hence, because X is 10, IX is 9 and XI is 11.
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Considering that the largest Roman numerals used today are chiselled into foundation stones and headstones to represent a year, the limitation of less than 4000 will be adequate for quite a while yet.
The chords are converted to Roman numerals (similar to figured bass playing in the Baroque period of music), where the Roman numeral designates the scale degree on which the chord is built), and for each Roman numeral there is a particular chord shape (inversion) to play in the left hand.
It was predicted, upon the basis of schema theory, that those subjects copying from memory would show a tendency to represent the four as 'IV', in line with their schematic knowledge of the Roman numeral system.
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