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Definition of Commonality

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sharing of common features; shared characteristic; commonalty, simple folk, common people
Commonality Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

commonality
n
1. class composed of persons lacking noble or knightly or gentle rank [syn: commonalty, commons]


2. sharing of common attributes [syn: commonness]
[ant: individuality]


WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. class composed of persons lacking noble or knightly or gentle rank
(synonym) commonalty, commons
(hypernym) class, social class, socio-economic class
(hyponym) third estate
2. sharing of common attributes
(synonym) commonness
(antonym) individuality, individualism, individuation
(hypernym) generality
(hyponym) solidarity
(attribute) common
Commonality Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A quality that applies to materiel or systems: a. possessing like and interchangeable characteristics enabling each to be utilized, or operated and maintained, by personnel trained on the others without additional specialized training; b. having interchangeable repair parts and/or components; and c. applying to consumable items interchangeably equivalent without adjustment.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Commonality Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. A quality that applies to materiel or systems: (a) possessing like and interchangeable characteristics enabling each to be utilized, or operated and maintained by personnel trained on the others without additional specialized training; (b) having interchangeable repair parts and/or components; (c) applying to consumable items interchangeably equivalent without adjustment. 2. Pertaining to equipment or systems that have the quality of one entity possessing like and interchangeable parts with another equipment or system entity. (188 ) 3. Pertaining to system design in which a given part can be used in more than one place in the system, i.e., subsystems and components have parts in common. Note: Examples of commonality include the use of a firing pin that fits in many different weapons and the use of a light source that fits in many different types of fiber optic transmitters.
Commonality Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Aviation commonality describes the economic and logistic benefits of operating a standardized fleet of aircraft that share common parts, training requirements, or other characteristics.

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