What is common?

  • (adj): Of no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual.
    Example: "The common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on common:

History - Zomi Nationalism - Common Race
... People are easily tied to each other by the factor of common race or kinship ... Other common characteristics of the Zomi, as observed by Carey and Tuck are worth mentioning...the main Kuki characteristics can be universally traced as – The slow speech, the serious manner, the respect for birth ...
Common Chimpanzee
... The common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the robust chimpanzee, is a species of great ape ... Colloquially, the common chimpanzee is often called the chimpanzee (or "chimp"), though technically this term refers to both species in the genus Pan the common chimpanzee and ... The common chimpanzee is covered in coarse black hair, but has a bare face, fingers, toes, palms of the hands and soles of the feet ...
Single Market
... A common market is a first stage towards a single market, and may be limited initially to a free trade area with relatively free movement of capital and ... The European Economic Community was the first example of a both common and single market, but it was an economic union since it had additionally a customs union ...
Common-mode Signal
... Common-mode signal is the component of an analog signal which is present with one sign on all considered conductors ... In telecommunication, common-mode signal on a transmission line is known as longitudinal voltage ... where the signal is transferred with differential voltage use, the common-mode signal is called a half-sum of voltages When referenced to the local common or ground, a common-mode ...
Jig - Ireland and Scotland
... traditional Irish dance it is popular but somewhat less common in Scottish country dance music ... The most common structure of a jig is two eight-bar parts, performing two different steps, each once on the right foot, and one on the left foot ... other types of dance tunes in Irish music, at a session or a dance it is common for two or more jigs to be strung together in a set, flowing on without ...

More definitions of "common":

  • (adj): Of low or inferior quality or value.
    Example: "Produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"
    Synonyms: coarse
  • (adj): Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste.
    Example: "Behavior that branded him as common"
    Synonyms: coarse, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar
  • (adj): Belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public.
    Example: "For the common good"; "common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community"
  • (adj): To be expected; standard.
    Example: "Common decency"
  • (adj): Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language.
    Example: "Common parlance"
    Synonyms: vernacular, vulgar
  • (noun): A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area.
    Synonyms: park, commons, green
  • (adj): Commonly encountered.
    Example: "A common (or familiar) complaint"
    Synonyms: usual
  • (adj): Of or associated with the great masses of people.
    Example: "The common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"
    Synonyms: plebeian, vulgar, unwashed
  • (adj): Common to or shared by two or more parties.
    Example: "A common friend"
    Synonyms: mutual

Famous quotes containing the word common:

    No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won’t start.
    Larry McMurtry (b. 1936)

    Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labor of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.
    Bible: New Testament, 1 Corinthians 3:7-9.