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Definition of the noun commonality

What does commonality mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: commonalities

  1. a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
  2. sharing of common attributes
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of commonality: commonness
    • antonym of commonality: individuality
    • more generic word: generality = the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
    • more specific word: solidarity = a union of interests or purposes or sympathies among members of a group
    • attribute: common = belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole

Alternative definition of the noun commonality


  1. The common people; the commonalty
  2. The joint possession of a set of attributes or characteristics.
  3. Such a shared attribute or characteristic
  4. [context: telecommunication] 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.


"Commonality" was the second album released by Jeff Coffin, released in 1999. This album was the first and, so far, only album released by Coffin as a solo artist. His previous album being under the name Jeff Coffin Ensemble and subsequent albums recorded and released by the Jeff Coffin Mu'tet.


"Commonality" is a book by R. T. Hitchcock.

  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 2006-12-15


Commonality a.k.a. Fleet commonality: Aviation commonality describes the economic and logistic benefits of operating a standardized fleet of aircraft that share common parts, training requirements, or other characteristics.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Commonality

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Google previewState Regulation of Railroads in the South (1915)

by Maxwell Ferguson

Commonality is the last word of a civilization founded upon the unlimited right of private property; it is democratizing aristocracy and aristocratizing democracy.” “ In a bourgeoisie individuality is wiped out, although people without individuality ...

Google previewThe Law of Bitcoin (2015)

by Jerry Brito et al.

broad vertical commonality.873 Horizontal commonality is the pooling of investor contributions by a promoter where profits and losses are distributed proportionally.874 Narrow vertical commonality is a relationship between the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (2001)

by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Generally speaking, high commonality means a simpler life for the questioner, and low commonality ...

Google previewNeedlework Through History (2007)

An Encyclopedia by Catherine Amoroso Leslie

The commonality is that they are household arts. Another unfortunate commonality is that, with the exception of pockets of contemporary enthusiasts, folk traditions, ...

Google previewModern Nature (2012)

Essays in Environmental Communication by Luke Strongman

Commonality is the concept of mutuality or having something shared in common, and it involves the notion of “reciprocity” or exchange. It is also important to inspire feelings of safety and the creation of an environment which fosters feelings of ...

Google previewStarve and Immolate (2014)

The Politics of Human Weapons by Banu Bargu

Finally, a fifth commonality is the historically intimate relationship of these groups with Kemalism, a relationship which has become radically severed after the 1980 coup d'état. We have already seen how leftist opposition in the early ...

Google previewExperimental Mechanics of Solids (2012)

by Cesar A. Sciammarella, Federico M. Sciammarella

The only commonality is the presence of a random set of good visibility patches on the observed object, for example random spraying of black paint on a white surface. The fundamental idea is that there is a random carrier on the surface and ...

Google previewHarvesting the Biosphere (2012)

What We Have Taken from Nature by Vaclav Smil

studies that used a variety of approaches and assumptions and whose only commonality is a significant margin of error. This makes it impossible to make any clear quantitative conclusions, but the trend appears to be indisputable and the ...

Google previewDifferentiated Instruction (2003)

Meeting the Needs of All Students In Your Classroom by Marcie Nordlund

The third commonality is a positive classroom environment where a child can anticipate positive reactions and a nonjudgmental attitude from the teacher. Children are encouraged through recognition, even if only partial achievement is met.

Google previewBiowarfare lessons, emerging biosecurity issues, and ways to monitor dual-use biotechnology trends in the future

A second commonality is that covert biological weapons research and development efforts in several developing countries have focused on exploiting readily available, naturally occurring pathogens for use as weapons of mass disruption or ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

Once restricted to technical writing(Commonality can be increased when subjects are asked to predict common normative responses—Journal of General Psychology, 1971) it has, especially in the US, become a staple of writing styles which ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (2003)

by Michael Lewis-Beck, Alan E Bryman, Tim Futing Liao

Commonality analysis is a method used to partition the explained/predicted variance in either a measured or a latent variable...

Commonality analysis was originally developed for use in regression but also can be applied in other multivariate ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Operations Management (2012)

A Field Manual and Glossary of Operations Management Terms and Concepts by Arthur V. Hill

commonality – competitive analysis Common cause variation includes the normal, everyday influences on a process. If a process is in control, it only has common cause variation. This type of variation is hard to reduce because it requires ...

Google previewThe American Phonographic Dictionary: Exhibiting the Correct and Actual Shorthand Forms for All the Useful Words of the English Language (1882)

by Elias Longley

COMBAT 42 COMMONALITY [Com and con, as a pre fix, is represented In Phonography, primarily, by a dot preceding the end of the next consonant in the word, and in the reporting style by close proximity of the rest of the word to the ...

Google previewEvery Reporter's Own Shorthand Dictionary (1882)

In which Blank Lines Opposite All the Words in the English Language are Provided, for ... Writers of All Systems of Shorthand to Put on Record ... The Peculiar Word-forms They Employ by Elias Longley

COMBAT 42 COMMONALITY [Com and eon, as a prefix, is represented In Phonography, primarily, by a dot preeeding the end of the next eonsonant In the word, and in the reporting style by elose proximity of the rest of the word to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America: Native American creation stories (2006)

by Rosemary Skinner Keller, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Marie Cantlon

It was, and has remained, very important to liberationist feminists to insist on commonality among the experiences of the world's diverse women, for this shows that women form a distinct group and are not "just the same" as men. For one thing ...

Google previewDictionary of Eclectic Shorthand (1894)

Giving the Phonetic and Shorthand Equivalents of the Primitive Words and the Various Classes of Derivative Words of the English Language. Also, Several Vocabularies of Technical Terms by Jesse George Cross

mn misns Common pleas Cömnpls Commonable comnbl Commonality ctminalt Commons Cömns Compensation wmpn-s Composition Ct7mp-s Compound larceny compndlrsny Conclude cöncld Condition ...

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Commonality Meaning

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Quotes about Commonality

What's important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are. (Harrison Ford)
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Scrabble value of C3O1M3M3O1N1A1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 11-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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