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1common/ˈkɑːmən/adjective
1common
/ˈkɑːmən/
adjective
Learner's definition of COMMON  
: belonging to or shared by two or more people or groups
— see also common groundcommon knowledge at knowledge
[or more common; most common] 
commoner; -est
 
: done by many people
   b : occurring or appearing frequently: not rare
: of a type that is regularly seen and not considered special or unique
: without special rank or status
   b : not having power, wealth, or high status
— see also common sense
: expected from polite and decent people
[or more common; most common]British, old-fashioned + disapproving 
commoner; commonest
: of or belonging to a low social class

common-or-garden

chiefly British, informal
: not unusual

— commonly

adverb,[more commonly; most commonly]

— commonness

/ˈkɑːmənnəs/noun,[noncount]
2common/ˈkɑːmən/noun
pluralcommons
2common
/ˈkɑːmən/
noun
pluralcommons
Learner's definition of COMMON  
[count] : a public area or park usually in the center of a town or city
commons US : a place where meals are served at a school, college, etc.
[singular]
[plural]
the Commons 

in common

: shared together
◊ People who have something in common share interests, beliefs, attitudes, opinions, etc.
Things that have something in common share features or characteristics.
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