Definition of Common measure
1. Noun. A time signature indicating four beats to the bar.
2. Noun. An integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly.
Generic synonyms: Divisor, Factor
Specialized synonyms: Greatest Common Divisor, Greatest Common Factor, Highest Common Factor
3. Noun. The usual (iambic) meter of a ballad.
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Literary usage of Common measure
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pelicotetics, Or, The Science of Quantity: Or, The Science of Quantity. An by Archibald Sandeman (1868)
"A common measure of two whole numbers is their greatest common measure ... is a common measure of a and b. But vm is the greatest common measure /j, ..."
2. The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements by Euclid, Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1908)
"But the greatest common measure of A, B is D ; therefore F measures D. And it ... In the first case the greatest common measure of rf, c is d itself; ..."
3. Algebra: An Elementary Text-book, for the Higher Classes of Secondary by George Chrystal (1904)
"Greatest common measure and Least Common Multiple. § 1.] Having seen how to test whether one given integral function is exactly divisible by another, ..."
4. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1908)
"So too there must be some norm, some common measure of all Italian tongues and dialects, and this, perceptible in all, abiding in none, will be what is ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Thus, 3 it a common measure of 12, 18, and 24 ; 60 is a common multiple of 6, 10, and 15. A measure of a number is sometimes called a tub- multiple of it A ..."
6. The Works of George Berkeley, D.D., Bishop of Cloyne by George Berkeley, John Dewey, Ferdinand Gregorovius, George Sampson, Annie Hamilton, Arthur James Balfour Balfour (1897)
"Therefore 3 is the greatest common measure of the two numbers 9 and 15, ... Hence it is clear, that 3 is the common measure of the given numbers, 9 and 15. ..."
7. Principles of Political Economy by Charles Gide (1902)
"On the Choice of a common measure of Values. To obtain a clear idea of size, weight, value, and all other quantitative notions, it is not enough to compare ..."