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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The possession, along with another or others, of a certain attribute or set of attributes: a political movement's commonality of purpose.
  • n. A shared feature or attribute.
  • n. See commonalty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The common people; the commonalty
  • n. The joint possession of a set of attributes or characteristics.
  • n. Such a shared attribute or characteristic
  • n. A quality that applies to materiel or systems: (a) possessing like and interchangeable parts or characteristics enabling each to be utilized, or operated and maintained in common; (b) having interchangeable repair parts and/or components; (c) applying to consumable items interchangeably equivalent without adjustment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the sharing of common attributes.
  • n. a characteristic held in common; a common feature.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of commonalty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sharing of common attributes
  • n. a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank

Etymologies

Variant form of commonalty. (Wiktionary)

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