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Meaning of “common” - Learner’s Dictionary

common

adjective     /ˈkɒmən/
USUAL B1 happening often or existing in large numbers: Injuries are common in sports such as hockey. →  Opposite uncommon Plain 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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