common

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common is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
common

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
common

Comparative
more common

Superlative
most common

Positive
common

Comparative
commoner

Superlative
commonest

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Common is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. Mutual; shared by more than one.
    The two teams have the common goal of winning the game.
  2. Occurring regularly or frequently; usual.
    It is common to find sharks off this coast.
  3. Found in large numbers or in a large quantity.
    Sharks are common in these waters.
  4. Simple, ordinary or vulgar.
  5. Not special.

Noun[change]

Singular
common

Plural
commons

  1. If two people or things have something in common they, are the same in some way.
  2. A common is an area that is shared by many people.

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