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

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