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English definition of “common”

common

adjective     /ˈkɒmən/
USUAL B1 happening often or existing in large numbers : Injuries are common in sports such as hockey . → Opposite uncommonPlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
SHARED B1 belonging to or shared by two or more people or things: a common goal / interest English has some features common to many languages .Sharing
common knowledge B2 something that a lot of people know : [+ that] It's common knowledge that he spent time in jail .Knowledge and awareness
ORDINARY [always before noun] not special in any way: The herbs all have common names and Latin names .Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
LOW CLASS UK typical of a low social class : My mum thinks dyed blonde hair is really common.Class and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
(Definition of common adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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