from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of land or a room that is designed for the use of multiple visitors to or inhabitants of a place.
  • n. In a condominium or other cooperative residential facility, an area owned by the organization that oversees the facility, but is not owned by any specific resident.


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  • The common area was filling up with special beds and oxy‑cocoons, but there was still space around the fountain.

    Flinx In Flux

  • We found the common area of the Colorado College International House deserted, except for a skinny, shirtless guy sprawled on the couch.

    Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

  • The tables were bolted to the floor on the common area of the unit, which was ringed by two tiers of cells, fifteen above and fifteen below; most of the bottom tier was double-celled for low-seniority inmates.


  • Alice had counted the tiles in the unit’s common area several hundred times.



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