What is common?

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on common:

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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Jig - Ireland and Scotland
... 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 ...
Single Market
... 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 of production (capital and labour) and ... 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 ... was the first example of a both common and single market, but it was an economic union since it had additionally a customs union ...

More definitions of "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"
  • (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): Common to or shared by two or more parties.
    Example: "A common friend"
    Synonyms: mutual
  • (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): Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language.
    Example: "Common parlance"
    Synonyms: vernacular, vulgar
  • (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): To be expected; standard.
    Example: "Common decency"

Famous quotes containing the word common:

    What chiefly distinguishes the daily press of the United States from the press of all other countries is not its lack of truthfulness or even its lack of dignity and honor, for these deficiencies are common to the newspapers everywhere, but its incurable fear of ideas, its constant effort to evade the discussion of fundamentals by translating all issues into a few elemental fears, its incessant reduction of all reflection to mere emotion. It is, in the true sense, never well-informed.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self- complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.
    W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1966)