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commonplace

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noun com·mon·place \ˈkä-mən-ˌplās\

Simple Definition of commonplace

  • : an idea, expression, remark, etc., that is not new or interesting

  • : something that happens or appears in many places and is not unusual

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of commonplace

  1. 1 archaic :  a striking passage entered in a commonplace book

  2. 2 a :  an obvious or trite comment :  truism b :  something commonly found

Examples of commonplace in a sentence

  1. It is a commonplace that we only use a small part of our brain's capacity.

  2. We now accept cell phones and laptop computers as commonplaces of everyday life.



Origin and Etymology of commonplace

translation of Latin locus communis widely applicable argument, translation of Greek koinos topos


First Known Use: 1561


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commonplace

adjective com·mon·place

Simple Definition of commonplace

  • : happening or appearing in many places and not unusual : very common or ordinary

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of commonplace

  1. :  commonly found or seen :  ordinary, unremarkable <a commonplace occurrence> <the large mergers that had become commonplace>

commonplaceness

noun

Examples of commonplace in a sentence

  1. Drug use has become commonplace at rock concerts.

  2. He photographed commonplace objects like lamps and bowls.



1609

First Known Use of commonplace

1609


COMMONPLACE Defined for Kids

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commonplace

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adjective com·mon·place \ˈkä-mən-ˌplās\

Definition of commonplace for Students

  1. :  often seen or met with :  ordinary <He draws commonplace objects, like fences.>




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commonplace

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noun com·mon·place

Definition of commonplace for Students

  1. :  something that is often seen or met with <Crowds are a commonplace of city life.>





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