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Definition of common noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    common

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈkɑmən//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable] an area of open land in a town or village that anyone may use We went for a walk on the common. Little Compton Common
  2. 2 commons [singular] a large room where students can eat in a school, college, etc. The commons is next to the gym.
  3. Idioms
    have something in common (with somebody)
     
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    (of people) to have the same interests, ideas, etc. as someone else Tim and I have nothing in common./I have nothing in common with Tim.
    have something in common (with something)
     
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    (of things, places, etc.) to have the same features, characteristics, etc. The two cultures have a lot in common.
    in common (technology)
     
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    by everyone in a group They hold the property as tenants in common.
    in common with somebody/something (formal)
     
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    in the same way as someone or something The U.S., in common with many other industrialized countries, has experienced major changes over the last 100 years.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: common