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- A quality that applies to materiel or systems: (a) possessing like and interchangeable characteristics enabling each to be utilized, or operated and maintained by personnel trained on the others without additional specialized training; (b) having interchangeable repair parts and/or components; (c) applying to consumable items interchangeably equivalent without adjustment. 2. Pertaining to equipment or systems that have the quality of one entity possessing like and interchangeable parts with another equipment or system entity. 3. Pertaining to system design in which a given part can be used in more than one place in the system, i.e., subsystems and components have parts in common. Note: Examples of commonality include the use of a firing pin that fits in many different weapons and the use of a light source that fits in many different types of fiber optic transmitters.
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- Assembly, endurability, survivability, systems control, transfer characteristics, turnkey