Transportation. (in federal regulatory and other legal usage) a carrier offering its services at published rates to all persons for interstate transportation.
a public service or public utility company, as a telephone or telegraph company, engaged in the transmitting of messages for the public.
a person or firm engaged in the business of transporting goods or passengers
A company or individual providing public transportation on a regular basis in return for a fee that is uniformly charged to all users.
- Common cause
A joint interest, as in “The common cause against the enemies of piety” (from John Dryden’s poem, Religio laici, or a Layman’s Faith, 1682). This term originated as to make common cause (with), meaning “to unite one’s interest with another’s.” In the mid-1900s the name Common Cause was adopted by a liberal lobbying group.
- Common chord
noun 1. (music) a chord consisting of the keynote, a major or minor third, and a perfect fifth: the notes G, B, and D form the common chord of G major
noun 1. (def 21). noun 1. a mild viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, characterized by sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, sore throat, etc common cold n. See cold. common cold (kŏm’ən) A respiratory infection caused by any of several viruses, such as adenovirus or rhinovirus, in which the mucous membranes of the […]
- Common-cold virus
common-cold virus n. Any of numerous strains of viruses associated with the common cold, especially the rhinoviruses, and also including strains of adenovirus, ECHO virus, and parainfluenza virus.