in common

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

in common

  1. Shared with one or more others.
    My cousin and I have a grandfather and grandmother in common.
  2. Held in joint possession.
  3. Possessing similar or identical qualities.
    I hate being alone with my boss as we have nothing in common.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 4
      The closest affinities of the Jubulaceae are with the Lejeuneaceae. The two families share in common: (a) elaters usually 1-spiral, trumpet-shaped and fixed to the capsule valves, distally []