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Etymology

From Old French comun < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] commūnis (common, public, general) < Proto-Indo-European *ko-moin-i (held in common)

Pronunciation

Adjective

common (comparative er, superlative more)

Positive
common

Comparative
er

Superlative
more

  1. Mutual; shared by more than one.
    The two competitors have the common aim of winning the championship.
    Winning the championship is an aim common to the two competitors.
  2. Occurring or happening regularly or frequently; usual.
    It is common to find sharks off this coast.
  3. Found in large numbers or in a large quantity.
    Sharks are common in these waters.
  4. Simple, ordinary or vulgar.
  5. (grammar) In some languages, particularly Germanic languages, of the gender originating from the coalescence of the masculine and feminine categories of nouns.
  6. Of or pertaining to uncapitalized nouns in English, i.e., common nouns vs. proper nouns

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Noun

Singular
common

Plural
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  1. Mutual good, shared by more than one.
  2. a tract of land in common ownership

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