common year


: a calendar year containing no intercalary period

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Their body parts, saliva, and poop contain a protein1 that is a common year-round allergen for many people, according to the AAFA. Korin Miller, SELF, 22 Jan. 2022 While fires are likely to become more common year-round, Swain said winter still would not be a time of high fire activity. NBC News, 1 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1751, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of common year was circa 1751

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“Common year.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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