Consider the phrase
A transformation rule is a matrix, where certain elements can be accessed by a common name
"Common" can be interpreted in two different, both semantically correct ways
Common in the sense that the name is frequent.
Emily is a common name according to http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/penpals/stats.php3?Pays=GBR
It can also mean that more than one object shares the same characteristics
12 and 8 has 4 as a common denominator
How shall I distinguish case (1) from case (2). Is there a way to reformulate the phrase to unambiguously make it like in case (2).