common measure

Primary Meanings of common measure

1.
n
the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad
2.
n
a time signature indicating four beats to the bar
3.
n
an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly
Full Definitions of common measure
1

n the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad

Synonyms:
common meter
Type of:
beat, cadence, measure, meter, metre
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
2

n a time signature indicating four beats to the bar

Synonyms:
common time, four-four time, quadruple time
Type of:
musical time
(music) the beat of musical rhythm
3

n an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly

Synonyms:
common divisor, common factor
Types:
greatest common divisor, greatest common factor, highest common factor
the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers
Type of:
divisor, factor
one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer

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