from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make similar two or more differences by way of intentional process.
  • v. To deprecate the importance of, or make ordinary, a noun or nouns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make common.
  • To eat at a table in common: same as common, v. i., 4. [Rare.]
  • Also spelled commonise.


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  • As it is being applied today, unlimited immigration is being applied as a method of labor arbitrage to commonize costs and privatize profits.

    Borjas: What's His Problem?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Smart makers are figuring this out now, and at least attempting to commonize vehicle platforms, but that will take time as well.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on the New Auto Emission & Efficiency Standards:

  • In the RF world, we have no such indicator (Ed: You can tell commons from propretized spectrum by watching the band over time -- if it's being used, all the time, it's commons; if it's sitting fallow, it's property) Also, what about the 9/10s of the world who won't agree with the US's decision to propretize or commonize the spectrum?

    Boing Boing: February 23, 2003 - March 1, 2003 Archives

  • Any dressing of my head would commonize the whole thing.


  • Bruce Allan (5): e1000e: call pci_save_state () after pci_restore_state () e1000e: don't accumulate PHY statistics on PHY read failure e1000e: perform 10/100 adaptive IFS only on parts that support it e1000e: e1000e_enable_tx_pkt_filtering () returns wrong value e1000e: fix and commonize code for setting the receive address registers :: Features

  • "If we can commonize equipment designs, we can get to the point where the design that one person builds uses the same cylinder as the design that I build."

    Reliable Plant Magazine

  • The theory is applicable to all insurance schemes, which commonize the losses of a few among all those who subscribe to a system; though insurance is a defensible way of dealing with exceptional losses, it inevitably encourages carelessness and dishonesty.

    Bill Totten's Weblog

  • They are all fairly expensive pieces of kit and they are not really a strong performance differentiator, so there are areas where we could either standardise or commonize the technology and remove them from the equation.

    Planet-F1 News - News

  • "It will allow us to share design and innovation ideas between different technical departments, commonize and reuse component and subsystems, and help reduce time and product cost.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper


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