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common

1. Maths
a. having a specified relationship with a group of numbers or quantities
b. (of a tangent) tangential to two or more circles
2. Anatomy
a. having branches
b. serving more than one function
3. Christianity of or relating to the common of the Mass or divine office
4. a tract of open public land, esp one now used as a recreation area
5. Law the right to go onto someone else's property and remove natural products, as by pasturing cattle or fishing (esp in the phrase right of common)
6. Christianity
a. a form of the proper of the Mass used on festivals that have no special proper of their own
b. the ordinary of the Mass

Common

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Mercury is a neutral planet in the sense that it is neither feminine nor masculine, neither malefic nor benefic, etc. As a planet that tends to take on the traits of its sign and house placement more readily than other planets, the astrological tradition has characterized Mercury as a common (meaning, in this case, neutral) planet. “Common signs” is another designation for mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces), which represent a kind of halfway point between the two extremes of cardinal and fixed signs and are thus common (again in the sense of neutral).

common

A large plot of grassy, fenced-in, publicly owned land, generally at or near the center of a village or town; in earlier eras, once shared by the townspeople as a pasture.
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Luke's sermon is more primitive and brief and in my judgment reflects a common source behind both Matthew and Luke, not Lukan rewriting.
Drinking water is another common source, because of lead pipes in older plumbing.
The comparable illustrations supplied by Massing reveal similarities that, because of the earlier date and private distribution of the Demoulins text, can only be explained as evoked by a common source.
But using other photons prepared in a special way from a common source, Scientist A can transmit information from one point to another, allowing Scientist B to reconstruct a precise replica of the original photon, without losing any information about it.
The sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide almost surely have a common source, Steffes says, even without evidence confirming that volcanoes continue erupting on Venus.
A common source of temperature measurement errors is the series resistance in processor diodes and board traces.
NATURAL history photographer Ben Osborne will visit Marton Village Hall tomorrow with his new audio visual show Common Source - A Journey along the Rivers Wye and Severn.