Meaning of “common noun” in the English Dictionary

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"common noun" in British English

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common nounnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒm.ən ˈnaʊn/ us /ˌkɑː.mən ˈnaʊn/ specialized

(Definition of “common noun” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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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