Also called common meter, hymnal stanza. Prosody. a ballad stanza of four iambic lines and strict rhymes, often used in hymns, rhyming abcb or abab.
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Sperm count – the total number of sperm a man produces – and sperm concentration – number of sperm per milliliter of semen – are common measures, but they aren’t the best predictors of fertility.Male Fertility Is Declining – Studies Show That Environmental Toxins Could Be A Reason | LGBTQ-Editor | July 30, 2021 | No Straight News
That is, all four countries had the same Gini coefficient, a common measure of income inequality.The main metric economists use to measure inequality is deeply flawed | Amanda Shendruk | December 4, 2020 | Quartz
I have the one with common measure equivalents--how many milligrams in a teaspoon, how many teaspoons in a cup.
Till then, the Hindus hardly seem to have sought for a common measure of time except for astronomical or mythological purposes.
The Greeks understood by symmetry, the condition of a body of which the members have a common measure among themselves.Needlework As Art | Marian Alford
It must apply to real things, and to things which have definite relations and a common measure.The English Utilitarians, Volume I. | Leslie Stephen
There is always a common measure applicable in every formula for the estimation of conduct.The English Utilitarians, Volume I. | Leslie Stephen
No common measure of obedience and gratitude, and love, seems to be required of them.Olive Leaves | Lydia Howard Sigourney
British Dictionary definitions for common measure
another term for common time
the usual stanza form of a ballad, consisting of four iambic lines rhyming a b c b or a b a b
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