the position of a triad in which the root is in the bass.
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Origin of root position
First recorded in 1890–95
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The progression from vii6 to V in root-position or any inversion in the same measure, is good.A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons|Friedrich J. Lehmann
British Dictionary definitions for root position
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