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Common may refer to:



Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


  • Common (liturgy), a part of certain Christian liturgy
  • Common, translation of tum'ah, a biblical term for ritual impurity, used by some common English translations of the bible

Science and technology[edit]

  • COMMON, the largest association of users of mid-range IBM computers
  • COMMON, a Fortran statement
  • Common or vernacular, the layman's but not scientific name of a plant or animal

Other uses[edit]

  • Common (behavior), vulgar behavior or attitude of a common person
  • Common (company), an American coliving company founded in 2015
  • Common (horse), a British thoroughbred racehorse
  • Common Application, an undergraduate college admission application
  • Common land or town common, land on which multiple entities share certain traditional rights, such as grazing livestock or collecting firewood
  • Common language, also known as lingua franca, a language shared by speakers of different mother tongues
  • Common Room (university) or combination room, organized groups of students and the academic body that provide representation in the organisation of college or dormitory life, to operate certain services within these institutions such as laundry or recreation, and to provide opportunities for socialising
  • Common room, shared space in a building
  • Common (script), name for generic script characters, ISO code Zyyy

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