What is a step, 1/2 step 1/4 step 1/6 step etc, in music, relating to rhythm/time signatures?

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I’m not talking about music theory relating to notes and keys, but relating to time, like beats and bars.

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Note duration is not measured in steps–not ever. Pitch is measured in steps. Duration is measured in a system [succinctly explained here ](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Note_value). We usually shorthand these as fractions of a beat (quarter note, sixteenth note etc) but they all have proper names such as breve and quaver. And diddle. Drummers talk a lot about diddles and quadradiddles and so forth. This is one of the reasons no one likes a drummer.