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Definition of common
adjective (commoner, commonest)
1occurring, found, or done often; prevalent:salt and pepper are the two most common seasonings it’s common for a woman to be depressed after giving birth (of an animal or plant) found or living in relatively large numbers; not rare. ordinary; of ordinary qualities; without special rank or position:the dwellings of common people a common soldier (of a quality) of a sort or level to be generally expected:common decency of the most familiar type:the common or vernacular name denoting the most widespread or typical species of an animal or plant:the common blue spruce 2showing a lack of taste and refinement; vulgar. 3shared by, coming from, or done by more than one:the two republics' common border problems common to both communities belonging to, open to, or affecting the whole of a community or the public:common land Mathematics belonging to two or more quantities. 4 Grammar (in Latin and certain other languages) of or denoting a gender of nouns that are conventionally regarded as masculine or feminine, contrasting with neuter. (in English) denoting a noun that refers to individuals of either sex (e.g., teacher). 5 Prosody (of a syllable) able to be either short or long. 6 Law (of a crime) of relatively minor importance:common assault
1a piece of open land for public use, especially in a village or town. 2(in the Christian Church) a form of service used for each of a group of occasions.
1in joint use or possession; shared:car engines have nothing in common with aircraft engines