commonality

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noun com·mon·al·i·ty \ˌkä-mə-ˈna-lə-tē\

Definition of commonality

plural

commonalities

  1. 1 :  the common people

  2. 2 a :  possession of common features or attributes :  commonness b :  a common feature or attribute

Examples of commonality in a sentence

  1. The plans share important commonalities.

  2. <one commonality between the two very different women is their passion for charity work>

Origin and Etymology of commonality

Middle English communalite commonwealth, alteration of communalte


First Known Use: 1543


COMMONALITY Defined for English Language Learners

commonality

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noun com·mon·al·i·ty \ˌkä-mə-ˈna-lə-tē\

Definition of commonality for English Language Learners

  • : the fact of sharing features or qualities

  • : a shared feature or quality


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