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common item

1. Any item of materiel that is required for use by more than one activity.
2. Sometimes loosely used to denote any consumable item except repair parts or other technical items.
3. Any item of materiel that is procured for, owned by (Service stock), or used by any Military Department of the Department of Defense and is also required to be furnished to a recipient country under the grant-aid Military Assistance Program.
4. Readily available commercial items.
5. Items used by two or more Military Services of similar manufacture or fabrication that may vary between the Services as to color or shape (as vehicles or clothing).
6. Any part or component that is required in the assembly of two or more complete end-items.
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Christmas pudding was the next most common item, with 16% of people saying they still have one left over.
It adds a requirement for contractors to report to the government-industry data exchange program (GIDEP) database a "counterfeit item," a "suspect counterfeit item," or an item that contains a "major nonconformance" or "critical nonconformance" that is a common item and constitutes a quality escape that has resulted in the release of like nonconforming items to more than one customer.
While the most common item stolen was alcohol at 19%, other items stolen included meat, poultry and fish at 11%, other foodstuffs at 17% and personal toiletries and clothing collectively at 18%.
Books were the most common item to be left behind followed by mobile phones, a magazine or newspaper and an item of clothing.
The most common item in emergency preparedness plans is crisis communications, which is included in 91 percent of the plans.
Hill says the most common item to take to an auction would be tableware such as "Depression glass," "carnival glass," and silverware.
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Crews who hauled tens of thousands of cubic yards of Arvada, Colorado residents' discards during the Spring Curbside Cleanup program noted a common item in 1999: working bicycles.
A common item of discussion, debate, and argument is the changing attorney/client relationship.
67 down its back - making money the most common item found behind seats.
Small plastic pieces were the most common item of litter.
Your commo shop should have plenty of them since they're a common item.