common year

noun

Definition of common year 

: a calendar year containing no intercalary period

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And the most common years of vehicles were 2005, 2006 and 2007. Kelsey Ryan, kansascity, "Database: Find out who was issued a traffic or parking ticket in Kansas City | The Kansas City Star," 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, "Fewer people are leaving Wayne County, census data show," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of common year

circa 1751, in the meaning defined above

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