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Downbeat, down beat or Down Beat may refer to:
- Downbeat, the first beat of a measure in music. This term originated from orchestral conducting, where the lowest point on the baton signals the first beat in a given measure. It is now used widely throughout music to also indicate the beginning of a piece of music.
- Down Beat, an American jazz magazine
- Downtempo or downbeat, a laid-back electronic music style similar to ambient music
- Down Beat is the NATO Reporting Name of the main surface search radar carried by the Russian/Soviet Tupolev Tu-22M 'Backfire' Bomber.
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