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commonality

[kom-uh-nal-i-tee] /ˌkɒm əˈnæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural commonalities.
1.
a sharing of features or characteristics in common; possession or manifestation of common attributes.
2.
a feature or characteristic held in common:
Historians perceive commonalities of behavior in many eras.
3.
commonalty (def 1).
Origin of commonality
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; partial Latinization of commonalty, on basis of presumed Latin *commūnālitās (see -ity)
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commonality

/ˌkɒməˈnælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the fact of being common to more than one individual; commonness
2.
another word for commonalty (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for commonality
n.

late 14c., "a community," from common (adj.), as if from Latin *communalitas. A respelling of commonalty (late 13c.). Meaning "the common people" is attested from 1580s; that of "state or quality of being shared" is from 1954.

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