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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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).

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Yet this Doris was certainly not very common; although I was often searching under the stones, I saw only seven individuals.
Both the community of property and the community of families, as I am saying, tend to make them more truly guardians; they will not tear the city in pieces by differing about `mine' and `not mine;' each man dragging any acquisition which he has made into a separate house of his own, where he has a separate wife and children and private pleasures and pains; but all will be affected as far as may be by the same pleasures and pains because they are all of one opinion about what is near and dear to them, and therefore they all tend towards a common end.
You agree then, I said, that men and women are to have a common way of life such as we have described--common education, common children; and they are to watch over the citizens in common whether abiding in the city or going out to war; they are to keep watch together, and to hunt together like dogs; and always and in all things, as far as they are able, women are to share with the men?
And will they not be lovers of Hellas, and think of Hellas as their own land, and share in the common temples?
Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
Release date- 29082019 - Sony Corporation ('Sony') today announced that it has tendered all of the common shares of Olympus Corporation ('Olympus') held by Sony (the 'Tender') into the repurchase by Olympus of its common shares (the 'Repurchase') as announced in the press release issued on August 29, 2019, titled 'Tender of Common Shares into Share Repurchase by Olympus Corporation'.
[USPRwire, Mon Aug 26 2019] An automotive common rail system is used in automotive vehicle for fuel injecting with high pressure.
[ClickPress, Tue Aug 27 2019] An automotive common rail system is used in automotive vehicle for fuel injecting with high pressure.
The COE has emerged not for love of a common man but to get the smooth sailing of the government using this slogan.
Under the company's public offering, each common stock and, as applicable, pre-funded warrant is being sold together with a common warrant to purchase one common stock at an effective price of USD1.10 per share and accompanying common warrant.
Frontera Energy Corporation (TSX: FEC), an explorer and producer of crude oil and natural gas, with operations focused in South America, has acquired 101,316,916 common shares of CGX Energy Inc.
In a press briefing held in its coworking unit at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Common Ground cofounder June Teh said the amount is going to be spent for the possible establishment of 10 branches around the Philippines in 2019.

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