a noun that may be preceded by an article or other limiting modifier and that denotes any or all of a class of entities and not an individual, as man, city, horse, music.
(grammar) a noun that refers to each member of a whole class sharing the features connoted by the noun, as for example planet, orange, and drum Compare proper noun
- Common object file format
file format (COFF) The executable file and object file format used by Unix System V Release 3 and later. Unix manual page: coff(5). (2007-08-15)
- Common object model
Component Object Model
- Common objects
language An object-oriented Lisp from Hewlett-Packard. [“Inheritance and the Development of Encapsulated Software Components”, A. Snyder, Proc 20th Hawaii Conf on Sys Sci, pp. 227-238, 1987]. (1995-01-18)
- Common palmar digital nerve
common palmar digital nerve n. Any of four nerves in the palm of the hand that send branches to the adjacent sides of two digits. Three of these nerves are branches of the median nerve; the fourth is from the ulnar nerve.