a foundation of common interest or comprehension, as in a social relationship or a discussion.
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- common fee,
- common fraction,
- common gender,
- common good,
- common grackle,
- common hepatic duct,
- common iliac artery,
- common iliac vein,
- common knowledge,
- common law
Origin of common ground
First recorded in 1925–30
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an agreed basis, accepted by both or all parties, for identifying issues in an argument
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Shared beliefs or interests, a foundation for mutual understanding. For example, The European Union is struggling to find common ground for establishing a single currency. [1920s]
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