common measure


: a meter consisting chiefly of iambic lines of 7 accents each arranged in rhymed pairs usually printed in 4-line stanzas

called also common meter

Examples of common measure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The benchmark 10-year yield is hovering around 3%, close to the year-to-date average, leaving the premium over German peers — a common measure of risk — near to a two-year low at 54 basis points. Craig Stirling, Fortune Europe, 9 May 2024 One of the biggest barriers to adoption has historically been a lack of common measures and methods, because of siloed development of measures by individual companies. Laurie Whitsel, STAT, 6 May 2024 The forgetting model did slightly worse than the conventional one, receiving a score of 85.1 compared to 86.1 on one common measure of language accuracy. Amos Zeeberg, WIRED, 10 Mar. 2024 In summary, the common measures of knowledge spillovers might actually capture cooperation and intentional knowledge sharing between business partners. Quora, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 By common measures, Manjula Martin is not a hopeful person. Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times, 15 Jan. 2024 When taxes and government aid are figured in to get a more accurate view of actual household incomes, a Congressional Budget Office study found that the Gini index, the most common measure of income inequality, actually dropped about 5% from 2007 to 2019. Marshall Ingwerson, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Dec. 2023 By expressing skin tone using only a sliding scale from lightest to darkest or white to black, today’s common measures ignore the contribution of yellow and red hues to the range of human skin, according to Sony researchers. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 3 Oct. 2023 Book value, earnings, and revenue are the three most common measures. John Dorfman, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of common measure was in 1774

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“Common measure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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