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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  
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common

  
1    a dime a dozen, average, bog-standard     (Brit. & Irish slang)   commonplace, conventional, customary, daily, everyday, familiar, frequent, general, habitual, humdrum, obscure, ordinary, plain, regular, routine, run-of-the-mill, simple, standard, stock, usual, vanilla     (slang)   workaday  
2    accepted, general, popular, prevailing, prevalent, universal, widespread  
3    collective, communal, community, popular, public, social  
4    coarse, hackneyed, inferior, low, pedestrian, plebeian, stale, trite, undistinguished, vulgar  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    abnormal, distinguished, famous, formal, important, infrequent, noble, outstanding, rare, scarce, sophisticated, strange, superior, uncommon, unknown, unpopular, unusual  
3    personal, private  
4    cultured, gentle, refined, sensitive  


common-sense   , common-sensical  
      adj   astute, down-to-earth, hard-headed, judicious, level-headed, matter-of-fact, practical, realistic, reasonable, sane, sensible, shrewd, sound  
  
Antonyms     
   airy-fairy     (informal)   daft     (informal)   foolish, impractical, irrational, unrealistic, unreasonable, unthinking, unwise  
common sense     
good sense, gumption     (Brit. informal)   horse sense, level-headedness, mother wit, native intelligence, nous     (Brit. slang)   practicality, prudence, reasonableness, smarts     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   sound judgment, soundness, wit  

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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
adj.
- (usually of a person) lacking in intelligence, common sense, or just in general awareness; clumsy or idiotic. - [colloquial] [noun] a person that displays these character traits. - [informal] used for emphasis when something is dull, irritating, or nonsensical.
1) "I thought that I was stupid for failing my exam, but at least I tried," 2) "That's not how you do it, stupid!" 3) "I'm tired of this stupid computer!"
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
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
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.
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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