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[kom-uh-nal-i-tee] /ˌkɒm əˈnæl ɪ ti/

noun, plural commonalities.
a sharing of features or characteristics in ; possession or manifestation of attributes.
a feature or characteristic held in :
Historians perceive commonalities of behavior in many eras.
(def 1).
noun (pl) -ties
the fact of being common to more than one individual; commonness
another word for commonalty (sense 1)

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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