common year


Definition of common year

: a calendar year containing no intercalary period

Examples of common year in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, dry, cracked hands have become an increasingly common year-round issue. Bea Mcmonagle, Forbes, 30 June 2021 On top of conversation topics that are common year-round, like relationships, depression, suicidal ideation, and loneliness, volunteers are now fielding concerns about panic, COVID-19 symptoms, finances, and being stuck inside. Anna Borges, SELF, 31 Mar. 2020 But there's even some wiggle room in the actual common year interpretation, too. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 26 Feb. 2020 Expect more high-profile direct listings, as the practice becomes far more common year-over-year. Polina Marinova, Fortune, 17 Dec. 2019 That is something that used to be common years ago, during the days of the first iPhone and iPhone 3G and iPhone 4. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 28 Sep. 2019 And the most common years of vehicles were 2005, 2006 and 2007. Kelsey Ryan, kansascity, 8 Apr. 2018 On the east side of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula — particularly in counties that hug the Lake Huron coastline —population losses were common year over year. Kristi Tanner, Detroit Free Press, 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of common year

circa 1751, in the meaning defined above

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“Common year.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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