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common nounnoun [C]

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a ​noun that is the ​name of a ​group of ​similar things, such as "​table" or "​book", and not of a ​singleperson, ​place, or thing
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common nounnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkɑm·ən ˈnɑʊn/
(in ​grammar) a ​name for any ​group of ​people, ​places, or things that are of the same ​type: The words "​teacher," "​river," and "​table" are common nouns.
(Definition of common noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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