Definition of commonplace adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒmənpleɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmənpleɪs//
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done very often, or existing in many places, and therefore not unusual Computers are now commonplace in primary classrooms. Word Originmid 16th cent. (originally common place): translation of Latin locus communis, rendering Greek koinos topos ‘general theme’.Extra examples Such actions were regarded as commonplace during the war. These ideas are commonplace among teenagers. Double agents are quite commonplace in the world of espionage. It is commonplace for soldiers to get very little sleep. She made things that are now quite commonplace but at the time seemed really exotic. Violent incidents of this kind have become commonplace.
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