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common

2 noun
     
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1

have something in common (with somebody)

to have the same interests, attitudes etc as someone else:
I found I had a lot in common with these people.
four women with almost nothing in common
2

have something in common (with something)

if objects or ideas have something in common, they share the same features:
The two games have much in common.
3

in common with somebody/something

in the same way as someone or something else:
In common with a lot of other countries, we're in an economic recession.
4 [countable] a large area of open land in a town or village that people walk or play sport on:
Boston Common

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