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Abbreviated form of [Junior Common Room] (more commonly used than the full version) in [UK] universities and their [dormitory|halls of residence] - usually just a students' TV lounge, occasionally a bar, maybe a [pool table] or two - and [by extension] to the elected body responsible for apologising to the cleaners, paying the [cable TV|cable] bill and getting some [News of the World|dodgy tabloid] delivered every Sunday, and, by even more extension, to the entire undergraduate student body for the college or hall in question. In [collegiate] institutions it is often complemented by a Middle Common Room (for [postgraduate] students) and a [Senior Common Room] (a rather more well-appointed club for [dons|academic staff]), but they don't get abbreviated so frequently.