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Common measure   /kˈɑmən mˈɛʒər/   Listen
Common measure

A time signature indicating four beats to the bar.  Synonyms: common time, four-four time, quadruple time.
An integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly.  Synonyms: common divisor, common factor.
The usual (iambic) meter of a ballad.  Synonym: common meter.

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"Common measure" Quotes from Famous Books

... who can feel that he is strong, that he is liked, and that he is successfully promoting principles of government for his fellow- countrymen in which he sincerely believes. In July, 1885, Sir Charles Dilke had all these grounds for satisfaction, and in no common measure. Of course there were anxieties, politically speaking; Mr. Gladstone's future course of action was uncertain, and Mr. Gladstone was so great a force that he might at any time derange all calculations—as, in point of fact, he did. Still, time ...
— The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Vol. 2 • Stephen Gwynn

Words linked to "Common measure" :   beat, cadence, greatest common divisor, musical time, meter, highest common factor, measure, factor, greatest common factor, metre, common meter, divisor

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