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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
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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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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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Smith's lack of health, wealth, and rank repels him as he obsessively attacks the commonness of her name.
In this regard higher commonness was observed in cattle with medium (92.9%) and poor body (57.44%) status (P = 0.01).
Despite the fact that HIV diseases is low but risk for an HIV/AIDS pandemics exist in Pakistan, and the experience of different nations demonstrates that the commonness of HIV contamination can increment quickly.15
It provides relaxation, refreshes after hard work, clarifies the commonness, neutralises the stress.
The ugly truth that we still have huge numbers of useless entities, employees, and advisors does indicate an acute absence of coordination between bureaus, weakness of communication networks, waste of financial and human resources, commonness of favouritism and so many other negative aspects of socioeconomic backwardness.
Haji Sadiqullah in his speech praised late Sardar for his kindness, tolerance, commonness and boldness and claimed he will be remembered for long due his services and personality.
The commonness of smoking cigarette among Taif medical students was 27%, while the pervasiveness of smoking water funnels was 42%, which is similar to the finding that observed the same among a few medical students everywhere throughout the world.
When Clare Twomey was asked why she uses clay for her public installations, she replied that it was because of clay's commonness. Clay draws upon a common and latent material consciousness that we all have because things are and have long been made of clay.
On the other hand, it seems important to point out that adopting the criteria of commonness regarding the results of the medical intervention still leaves a lot to desire and is not precise enough.
The result of the reciprocal movement is that the initial commonness (Figure 4) either expands or contracts.
The handful of those pseudo intellectuals in Pakistan who claim about the commonness of people, culture and values of Pakistanis and Indians are basically paddling the incorrect and distorted historical narrative.