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  1. common roomnoun

    a sitting room (usually at school or university)


  1. common roomnoun

    A shared lounge found in dormitories, universities, military bases, etc.


  1. common room

    A common room is a shared space in a community setting such as a school, office, residential building, hostels, or dormitory typically for relaxation and socializing. This area can be equipped with seating furniture, tables, and often recreational amenities like games, televisions, etc. Its primary purpose is to offer a communal place for group activities and interaction. It is often accessible to all residents or members of the establishment.


  1. Common room

    The phrase common room is used especially in British and Canadian English to describe a type of shared lounge, most often found in dormitories, at universities, colleges, military bases, hospitals, rest homes, hostels, and even minimum-security prisons. It is generally connected to several private rooms, and may incorporate a bathroom. However, they may also be found in day schools and sixth forms. Regular features include couches, televisions, coffee tables, and other generic lounge furniture for socializing. Depending on its location and purpose of use, a common room may be known by another name. For instance, in mental hospitals, where access is usually restricted to the daytime hours, this type of room is often called a "day room".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of common room in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of common room in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of common room in a Sentence

  1. Diana Heaton:

    She does still dress herself and goes into the common room and chats with people. She has a great sense of humor still, she has never lost it.

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  • सामूहिक कमराHindi
  • sala comuneItalian
  • సాధారణ గదిTelugu

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