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Definition of ordinary adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɔrdnˌɛri//
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  1. 1[usually before noun] not unusual or different in any way an ordinary sort of day in the ordinary course of events ordinary people like you and me This was no ordinary meeting.
  2. 2(disapproving) having no unusual or interesting features The meal was very ordinary. compare extraordinary
  3. Idioms
    out of the ordinary
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    unusual or different I'm looking for something a little more out of the ordinary. His behavior was nothing out of the ordinary (= not unusual).
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ordinary