common measure


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common measure the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad
    • n common measure an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly
    • n common measure a time signature indicating four beats to the bar
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  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.”


In literature:

Ultimately on April 2 a comprehensive measure of catholic relief passed the house of commons by a majority of nineteen.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Various measures were resorted to by the Commons to diminish the possibility that the accused should escape conviction.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
The government of Louis Philippe resorted to severe repressive measures, and trials for sedition were common.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The babad is a poem composed in a common Javanese measure, which purports to give an account of historical persons and events.
"A Visit to Java" by W. Basil Worsfold
As a salve to my conscience and common sense, however, I took a measure of precaution.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It is practically identical with that of finding the greatest common measure of two polynomials.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
The common weights and measures are as necessary in the school-room as are spelling-books and arithmetics.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
A Commissioner arrived from the State of Mississippi to ask the co-operation of Missouri in measures of common defense and safety.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
A hank of seven leas was the common measure in the woollen industry, in which the reels were 1 yd.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
The two rivals had united to save their common lover, and their measures had been well taken.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
Silk was becoming more common in England, and the cultivation of the silkworm was in some measure gaining hold.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
As the term is now commonly applied, it is not a measure of good government.
"The Holy Earth" by L. H. Bailey
It took several long seconds to win back some measure of common sense.
"Kastle Krags" by Absalom Martin
Freedom is found only where honest criticism of men and measures is recognized as a common right.
"Means and Ends of Education" by J. L. Spalding
Business managers have hitherto received no protection, or a much smaller measure than that extended to common wage-labourers.
"The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection" by Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schäffle
It was announced on April 14th that the measure had passed the House of Commons, and been read a first time in the House of Lords.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
Every measure in the least savoring of logic or common sense must be vetoed.
"Witch Winnie" by Elizabeth W. Champney
This is the common measure in narrative and didactic poetry.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
No amount of violence can be their common measure.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
It is impossible to measure him by the common standard.
"Quisisana" by Friedrich Spielhagen

In poetry:

What shall be written, then,
Where measures sweet and soft should find a place ;
Where visions, bright beyond the common ken.
The poet's magic melody should trace ?
"Stanzas," by Robert Calder Campbell

In news:

One common application is for temporary flow measurement if the fixed flow device fails.
The US Department of Education released data detailing state four-year high school graduation rates in 2010-11 – the first year for which all states used a common, rigorous measure.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of common stocks of companies that have a record of increasing dividends over time.
Beachwood and Chagrin Falls school districts are working together to implement the Common Core State Standards, measures designed to promote math and language arts curriculums that better prepare youths for college and the workforce.
Supporters of a ballot measure to require condoms on porn shoots released an independent study Thursday that found undiagnosed sexually transmitted diseases may be more common in the adult film industry than previously reported.
They have been conducting common loon research in Washington State since 1996 and have captured, measured and banded common loons in Washington and California since 2000.
However, when performance is measured by achievement on standardized tests, low- performing schools share some common conditions.
With the single exception of sliced white bread, all of the commonly available food portions we measured exceeded – sometimes greatly – USDA and FDA standard portions .
Stickney says the Sunday night quakes are two more in a series that are common in the Southern Swan range, and the strongest in recent years measured at 4.2.
The two common methods for measuring contrast ratio are "full on/off contrast" and "ANSI contrast".
This measure would not have protected all animals and the most common forms of animal abuse.
Is requiring a photo id to vote a civil rights infringement that prevents minorities and the poor from voting, or is it a common sense measure that helps prevent voter fraud.
Portable CMM technology has replaced calipers, micrometers and other common measuring devices to reverse engineer parts at Astro Machine Works.
One of the most common mistakes about soils , Fulford says, is the assumption that simply by measuring and ministering to Ph, you can "fix" the soil 's health.
What do mysteriously green hair, the hairy physics of ponytail motion, and measuring the universe for a dress fitting, what do they all have in common.

In science:

Sets of probabilities: One common way of representing uncertainty is by a set of probability measures.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Fig.5 shows the leakage current measurements before and after irradiation for the common p-stop sensors.
Characterization of Prototype BTeV Silicon Pixel Sensors Before and After Irradiation
V is the volume. Fig. 6 shows the fluence dependence of the increase in leakage current normalized to volume. Each point corresponds to a common p-stop sensor and the current measured at room temperature (23 oC) was corrected to 20 oC.
Characterization of Prototype BTeV Silicon Pixel Sensors Before and After Irradiation
We repeated the same measurements on a test-sized common p-stop with 18 guard rings irradiated to 4 × 1014 p/cm2 and we also find a significant voltage drop.
Characterization of Prototype BTeV Silicon Pixel Sensors Before and After Irradiation
The problem commonly arises in statistics, computer science, and statistical physics of how to obtain a sample from a system governed by a probability measure with complex structure.
The Random-Cluster Model
For groups, the problem of estimating masses from the X-ray data is exacerbated by their lower surface brightness, and so galaxy velocity dispersion is commonly used as an independent measure of the dynamical size of the halo from its temperature.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
After transforming the radial velocities onto a common system, the various datasets were merged and a weighted mean velocity, hvp i, was calculated from all measurements for each ob ject.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
When we know that all the measures η (z) are supported on a common set E , we will take this norm to be the essential supremum over E .
Identifying several biased coins encountered by a hidden random walk
No measurable reduction in the resulting scatter was detected, suggesting that the assumption of a common EW correction for stellar absorption does not dominate the observed scatter in these results.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The median value here for the optically selected ob jects is consistent with the 1.1 mag of obscuration commonly assumed for Hα measurements of SF galaxies (Kennicutt 1983).
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Ks band flux is measured at day 0.0823 while that at R band at day 0.1310; some uncertainties are involved in extrapolating the data to a common time.
The Diversity of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Surroundings of Massive Stars
Measured rest frame absorbing column densities of hydrogen, NH , range from 0.1 to 10.0 ×1022 cm−2 (at 90% confidence level) assuming a solar metal abundance. X-ray absorption may be common, although the quality of present data does not allow us to reach a firm conclusion.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
In quantum optics it is common to represent the state of a quantum system by a certain function on R2 called the Wigner function Wr (q, p) which is much like a joint probability density for Q and P, for instance its marginals are the probability densities for measuring Q and respectively P.
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
This result was originally proved by estimating the moments {N −1Tr((XN )p ), p ∈ N}, which is a common strategy to study the spectral measure of self-adjoint random matrices.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
However, a measurable running is not expected in the most common inflationary models and there is no strong indication for it from the data we considered, so it conservative to exclude this possibility from our analysis.
Indication for Primordial Anisotropies in the Neutrino Background from WMAP and SDSS