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common

adjective (SHARED)    /ˈkɒm.ən/ US  /ˈkɑː.mən/
B1 belonging to or shared by two or more people, or things: a common goal/interest English has some features common to many languages. → See also common groundSharing for the common good If something is done for the common good, it is done to help everyone.Helping and co-operating make common cause with sb formal to act together with someone in order to achieve something: Environmental protesters have made common cause with local people to stop the motorway being built.Helping and co-operating
(Definition of common adjective (SHARED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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