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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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Findings from a recent nationally representative survey in England reported that for teenagers, school was the main and most common source of information on sex education.
163-74), Person presses his notion of multiformity further by dispensing entirely with the notion of a single common source behind the MT Samuel-Kings and the book of Chronicles and by arguing for a multiformity of parallel editions.
We describe the contribution of global surveillance for measles virus genotypes in identifying a common source of virus among contemporaneous cases identified in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands.
has been breeding "lifestyle" cats with a genetic mutation that renders them free of the Fel d 1 glycoprotein, the most common source of human allergy to cats (other than their endearing habits of shredding couches and bringing dead rodents into the house).
One common source of error occurs when the audiometric stimulus is perceived in the contralateral (nontest) ear, and patient responses are unknowingly recorded as if they had resulted from stimulation of the test ear.
It is an inbuilt feature of the Java language and allows one to sidestep a common source of maintenance woes.
Twisting falls are a common source of ACL tears in downhill skiing.
The low evergreen shrub is the common source of taxane, a compound used as a therapeutic drug in cancer treatment.
Improving cooperation can be accomplished if a group shares a common source of threat (Cohen et al.
Experts say the cases appearing around the UK could suggest a common source but have not established whether it is food-borne.
Experts say the fact cases are appearing around the UK suggests there could be a common source.
The cone valve is double sealed to prevent it from tilting if the IBC is bumped during transport--a common source of leakage.