in common parlance


: used by many people in ordinary conversation
terms that are now in common parlance

Examples of in common parlance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Appropriate is a word with two usages and meanings in common parlance. Madeline Ashby, WIRED, 2 May 2024 In mathematical terms, as in common parlance, a signal is something that conveys information. New York Times, 14 Sep. 2021 Calling a variant by its Pango name, like calling an animal by its Latinate species designation, is highly descriptive but a bit unwieldy in common parlance. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 9 Jan. 2023 The most radical change, though, might be the Automated Strike Zone — robot umpires, in common parlance. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2022 Hobble is not a word in common parlance, but it's known in many police circles. NBC News, 24 May 2021

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“In common parlance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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