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common

  

      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  
common decency     
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  
a common accent     
8    prenominal   having no special distinction, rank, or status  
the common man     
9      (Maths)  
a    having a specified relationship with a group of numbers or quantities  
common denominator     
b    (of a tangent) tangential to two or more circles  
10      (Prosody)   (of a syllable) able to be long or short, or (in nonquantitative verse) stressed or unstressed  
11      (Grammar)   (in certain languages) denoting or belonging to a gender of nouns, esp. one that includes both masculine and feminine referents  
Latin sacerdos is common     
12      (Anatomy)  
a    having branches  
the common carotid artery     
b    serving more than one function  
the common bile duct     
13      (Christianity)   of or relating to the common of the Mass or divine office  
14    common or garden  
Informal   ordinary; unexceptional  
      n  
15    sometimes pl   a tract of open public land, esp. one now used as a recreation area  
16      (Law)   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)  
17      (Christianity)  
a    a form of the proper of the Mass used on festivals that have no special proper of their own  
b    the ordinary of the Mass  
18    Archaic   the ordinary people; the public, esp. those undistinguished by rank or title  
19    in common   mutually held or used with another or others,   (See also)        commons  
     (C13: from Old French commun, from Latin communis general, universal)  
  commonness      n  


Book of Common Prayer  
      n   the official book of church services of the Church of England, until 1980, when the Alternative Service Book was sanctioned  
common carrier  
      n   a person or firm engaged in the business of transporting goods or passengers  
common chord  
      n     (Music)   a chord consisting of the keynote, a major or minor third, and a perfect fifth  
the notes G, B, and D form the common chord of G major     
common cold  
      n   a mild viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, characterized by sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, etc.  
common denominator  
1    an integer exactly divisible by each denominator of a group of fractions: 1/3, 1/4, and 1/6 have a common denominator of 12  
2    a belief, attribute, etc., held in common by members of a class or group  
common divisor  
      n      another name for       common factor  
Common Entrance  
      n   (in Britain) an entrance examination for a public school, usually taken at the age of 13  
Common Era  
      n      another name for       Christian Era  
common factor  
      n   a number or quantity that is a factor of each member of a group of numbers or quantities  
5 is a common factor of 15 and 20        (Also called)    common divisor  
common fee  
      n   (in Australia) the agreed usual charge for any medical service, which determines the amount of reimbursement under the federal health scheme  
common fraction  
      n      another name for       simple fraction  
common good  
      n   the part of the property of a Scottish burgh, in the form of land or funds, that is at the disposal of the community  
common ground  
      n   an agreed basis, accepted by both or all parties, for identifying issues in an argument  
common knowledge  
      n   something widely or generally known  
common law  
      n  
1    the body of law based on judicial decisions and custom, as distinct from statute law  
2    the law of a state that is of general application, as distinct from regional customs  
3      common-law   modifier   denoting a marriage deemed to exist after a couple have cohabited for several years  
common-law marriage, common-law wife     
common logarithm  
      n   a logarithm to the base ten. Usually written log or log10  
   Compare       natural logarithm  
Common Market  
      n   the. a former Western European economic association, originally composed by the Treaty of Rome (1958) of Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, joined in 1973 by the United Kingdom, the Irish Republic, and Denmark, in 1981 by Greece, in 1986 by Spain and Portugal, and in 1990 by the former East Germany; replaced in 1993 by the European Union,   (Official name)    European Community  
common measure  
      n  
1       another term for       common time  
2    the usual stanza form of a ballad, consisting of four iambic lines rhyming a b c b or a b a b  
common metre  
      n   a stanza form, used esp. for hymns, consisting of four lines, two of eight syllables alternating with two of six  
common multiple  
      n   an integer or polynomial that is a multiple of each integer or polynomial in a group  
20 is a common multiple of 2, 4, 5, 10     
common noun  
      n     (Grammar)   a noun that refers to each member of a whole class sharing the features connoted by the noun, as for example planet, orange, and drum  
   Compare       proper noun  
common pleas  
      n      short for       Court of Common Pleas  
common prayer  
      n   the liturgy of public services of the Church of England, esp. Morning and Evening Prayer  
common room  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   a sitting room in schools, colleges, etc., for the relaxation of students or staff  
common seal  
      n   the official seal of a corporate body  
common sense  
      n  
1    plain ordinary good judgment; sound practical sense  
      adj  
  common-sense     (also)   
  common-sensical  
2    inspired by or displaying sound practical sense  
common stock  
      n      the U.S. name for       ordinary shares  
common time  
      n     (Music)   a time signature indicating four crotchet beats to the bar; four-four time.,   (Symbol)    C  
Court of Common Pleas  
      n  
1      (English law)   (formerly) a superior court exercising jurisdiction in civil actions between private citizens  
2      (U.S. law)   (in some states) a court exercising original and general jurisdiction  
greatest common divisor  
      n      another name for       highest common factor  
Greenham Common  
      n   a village in Berkshire, near Newbury; site of a U.S. cruise missile base, and, since 1981, a camp of women protesters against nuclear weapons; although the base had closed by 1991 a small number of women still live at the site  
highest common factor  
      n   the largest number or quantity that is a factor of each member of a group of numbers or quantities,   (Abbrev.)    HCF, h.c.f     (Also called)    greatest common divisor  
junior common room  
      n   (in certain universities and colleges) a common room for the use of students  
   Compare       senior common room       middle common room  
least common denominator  
      n      another name for       lowest common denominator  
least common multiple  
      n      another name for       lowest common multiple  
lowest common denominator  
      n   the smallest integer or polynomial that is exactly divisible by each denominator of a set of fractions,   (Abbrevs.)    LCD, lcd     (Also called)    least common denominator  
lowest common multiple  
      n   the smallest number or quantity that is exactly divisible by each member of a set of numbers or quantities,   (Abbrevs.)    LCM, lcm     (Also called)    least common multiple  
middle common room  
      n   (in certain universities and colleges) a common room for the use of postgraduate students  
   Compare       junior common room       senior common room  
senior common room  
      n   (in British universities, colleges, etc.) a common room for the use of academic staff  
   Compare       junior common room  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
n.
an affectionate slang name for a penis, similar to tadger, which is a more common used term. Used especially in the North of England, Todger has also been used as a nickname, particularly for males called Tom and Todd
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
vi.
When a large group of competing corporations hope to use the government to protect or enhance their interests.
Economic Term.

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