What is common?

  • (adj): Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language.
    Example: "Common parlance"
    Synonyms: vernacular, vulgar
    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 ...
Jig - Ireland and Scotland
... second 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 ... 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 ...
Single Market
... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 appears on both lines of ...

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): Common to or shared by two or more parties.
    Example: "A common friend"
    Synonyms: mutual
  • (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): 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"
  • (adj): Commonly encountered.
    Example: "A common (or familiar) complaint"
    Synonyms: usual
  • (noun): A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area.
    Synonyms: park, commons, green
  • (adj): Of low or inferior quality or value.
    Example: "Produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"
    Synonyms: coarse

Famous quotes containing the word common:

    yet it seems
    Life scarce can cast a fragrance on the wind,
    Scarce spread a glory to the morning beams,
    But the torn petals strew the garden plot;
    And there’s but common greenness after that.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    There seems to be a common strain of miserliness in the American people when it comes to throwing away toothpaste tubes which have a little left in the bottom.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)