common property

noun

: something owned by more than one person or group
The pool at the condominiums is common property.

Examples of common property in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Americans did just that: the polity established rules for the distribution of common property. Binyamin Appelbaum, Foreign Affairs, 16 Feb. 2021 Some tend to think of their material possessions as common property and don’t keep much track of who pays for what. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2023 However, levitation could just mean that the material is diamagnetic—a common property found in many materials including copper—says Clarke. Will Henshall, Time, 3 Aug. 2023 That ranking test was an attempt to get at a concept that Jean Piaget called seriation, or the ability to order objects based on a common property. IEEE Spectrum, 11 Feb. 2021

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“Common property.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20property. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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common property

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