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  • n. Plural form of commonality.


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  • Any discussion about ‘European culture’ that goes any further than some very vague commonalities is immediately headed for a sort of vague nonsense.

    Matthew Yglesias » The European Bogeyman

  • The intersection of my thesis topic – broadly defined as the First Person Shooter (FPS) category of videogames – and the discussion of virtual reality has lead me to identify certain commonalities between the two areas.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • An overtone, if you will, which is why every culture has one (or more) and why the specifics vary so wildly even while sharing certain commonalities (creation myths, lawgiving, dakr and light, etc).

    A Dark And Hidden God

  • One of the commonalities is the companies and organisations I have worked for have always looked to the long-term, rather than just the next quarter.

    Leading questions: Oliver Morley, chief executive, National Archives

  • After reviewing the application of Stalin's "four commonalities," Hsieh Jiann concludes that "the approach towards ethnic identification in practice is more dependent on traditional uncritical enumeration rather than on the academic analysis of the ethnic construction," as there is little evidence to show that the four commonalities has been applied. 85

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • VELEZ-MITCHELL: I think what we are talking about, Darren, is the fact that there are a lot of problems in this society and one of the commonalities is the Internet; whether it ` s abusive prescription drugs -- people getting them over the Internet without seeing a doctor.

    CNN Transcript Aug 7, 2009

  • One of the key differences that prevents factoring out their commonalities is the fact that they occur at different points in the inheritance hierarchy, as you see in

    MSDN: U.S. Local Highlights

  • 50During the identification process, scholars of China, partially due to thought reforms launched by the CCP in the 1950s, claimed that Marxist theories on nationalities were the guideline and that Stalin's four commonalities were the criteria. 64 However, as soon as scholars launched investigations and case studies, they immediately found an unbridgeable gap between theory and reality: Firstly, situations in China and in Soviet Union are different.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • 54Furthermore, in his 1996 speech, Fei Xiaotong denied that the common psychological makeup proposed in Stalin's four commonalities was applied to the Minzu Identification Project.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • The Freedom Alliance had, in extensive talks with the Government, reached "commonalities" on outstanding issues, but he could not say the same about the ANC.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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