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common /ˈkɒmən/ adj
  1. belonging to or shared by two or more people: common property
  2. belonging to or shared by members of one or more nations or communities; public: a common culture
  3. of ordinary standard; average
  4. prevailing; widespread: common opinion
  5. widely known or frequently encountered; ordinary: a common brand of soap
  6. widely known and notorious: a common nuisance
  7. derogatory considered by the speaker to be low-class, vulgar, or coarse
  8. (prenominal) having no special distinction, rank, or status: the common man
  9. having a specified relationship with a group of numbers or quantities: common denominator
  10. (of a tangent) tangential to two or more circles
  11. (in certain languages) denoting or belonging to a gender of nouns, esp one that includes both masculine and feminine referents
  12. common or gardeninformal ordinary; unexceptional
n
  1. (sometimes plural) a tract of open public land, esp one now used as a recreation area
  2. the right to go onto someone else's property and remove natural products, as by pasturing cattle or fishing (esp in the phrase right of common)
  3. a form of the proper of the Mass used on festivals that have no special proper of their own
  4. the ordinary of the Mass
  5. in commonmutually held or used with another or others

See also commonsEtymology: 13th Century: from Old French commun, from Latin commūnis general, universal

ˈcommonness n




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