commonness

commonness
common ADJECTIVE (commoner, commonest) 1) occurring, found, or done often; not rare. 2) without special qualities, rank, or position; ordinary. 3) of the most familiar type. 4) showing a lack of taste and refinement supposedly typical of the lower classes; vulgar. 5) shared by two or more people or things. 6) belonging to or affecting the whole of a community: common land. 7) Grammar (of a noun in Latin, Dutch, and certain other languages) belonging to a gender conventionally regarded as masculine or feminine.
NOUN 1) a piece of open land for public use. 2) a form of Christian service used for each of a group of occasions.
common or garden — Cf. ↑common or garden
in common — Cf. ↑in common
in common with — Cf. ↑in common with
DERIVATIVES commonness noun.
ORIGIN Latin communis.

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