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

     

    commonplace

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmənpleɪs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmənpleɪs//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1[usually singular] an event, etc. that happens very often and is not unusual
  2. 2a remark, etc. that is not new or interesting The speech was full of commonplaces.
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (originally common place): translation of Latin locus communis, rendering Greek koinos topos ‘general theme’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: commonplace

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