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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

... of this resolve, he took up his residence in the Puritan town, as Roger Chillingworth, without other introduction than the learning and intelligence of which he possessed more than a common measure. As his studies, at a previous period of his life, had made him extensively acquainted with the medical science of the day, it was as a physician that he presented himself, and as such was cordially received. Skilful men, of the medical and chirurgical profession, were of rare occurrence ...
— The Scarlet Letter • Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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