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.
- Common command set
storage, standard (CCS) Additional requirements and features for direct-access SCSI devices. In 1985 when the first SCSI standard was being finalised as an American National Standard, the X3T9.2 Task Group was approached by some manufacturers who wanted changes. Rather than delay the SCSI standard, X3T9.2 formed an ad hoc group to define CCS. [Spec? Status? […]