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:

History - Zomi Nationalism - Common Race
... 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 ...
Single Market
... is a 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 of production (capital ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 appears on ...
Jig - Ireland and Scotland
... in popularity 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 ... As with most 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 ...
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 closely ... 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 ...

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): Commonly encountered.
    Example: "A common (or familiar) complaint"
    Synonyms: usual
  • (adj): Common to or shared by two or more parties.
    Example: "A common friend"
    Synonyms: mutual
  • (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): 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

Famous quotes containing the word common:

    I will not adopt that ungenerous and impolitic custom so common with novel writers, of degrading by their contemptuous censure the very performances, to the number of which they are themselves adding—joining with their greatest enemies in bestowing the harshest epithets on such works, and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine, who, if she accidentally take up a novel, is sure to turn over its insipid leaves with disgust.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    When a man says that he is Jesus or Napoleon, or that the Martians are after him, or claims something else that seems outrageous to common sense, he is labeled psychotic and locked up in a madhouse. Freedom of speech is only for normal people.
    Thomas Szasz (b. 1920)

    I am convinced that our American society will become more and more vulgarized and that it will be fragmentized into contending economic, racial and religious pressure groups lacking in unity and common will, unless we can arrest the disintegration of the family and of community solidarity.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)