What is common?

  • (adj): Commonly encountered.
    Example: "A common (or familiar) complaint"
    Synonyms: usual
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on common:

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 ... 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 ...
Jig - Ireland and Scotland
... only to the reel in 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 ... 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 interruption ...
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 ... In electronics 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 signal ...
Single Market
... type of trade bloc which is composed of a free trade area (for goods) with common policies on product regulation, and freedom of movement of the factors ... 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 of services, but not so advanced ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "common":

  • (noun): A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area.
    Synonyms: park, commons, green
  • (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): 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): 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"
  • (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): Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language.
    Example: "Common parlance"
    Synonyms: vernacular, vulgar
  • (adj): Common to or shared by two or more parties.
    Example: "A common friend"
    Synonyms: mutual

Famous quotes containing the word common:

    A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
    Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)

    Words like “freedom,” “justice,” “democracy” are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.
    James Baldwin (1924–1987)

    Wilt thou have this Woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?
    —Book Of Common Prayer, The. Solemnization of Matrimony, “Betrothal,” (1662)