common measure


Definition of 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 One common measure of tracking investor activity is all-cash sales, which represent 23% of total transactions. Ali Wolf, Fortune, 9 Sep. 2021 China has long been one of the most unequal major economies in the world, with one common measure of income inequality, the Gini coefficient, at 0.465 in 2019 according to official data out of a possible 1.0. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 28 Aug. 2021 In our busy, busy world, the pressure to be productive is pretty overwhelming – and a common measure of utility and worth. Avivah Wittenberg-cox, Forbes, 29 May 2021 One common measure of fiscal sustainability is debt as a share of the nation’s gross domestic output, or economic output. Eli Stokols, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2021 GRPs, or gross ratings points, are a common measure of TV viewing used for buying and selling ads. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, 16 May 2021 This included a disease-staging scale known as CDR-SB, which has been a more common measure of effectiveness in Alzheimer’s drug studies than the main measure that Lilly used in its study. Peter Loftus, WSJ, 13 Mar. 2021 That is, all four countries had the same Gini coefficient, a common measure of income inequality. Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, 4 Dec. 2020 The most common measure for the health of a pension fund is its funding percentage. Scott Burns, Dallas News, 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of common measure

1922, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2021

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“Common measure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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