commonplace

[[t]kɒ̱mənpleɪs[/t]]
commonplaces
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ If something is commonplace, it happens often or is often found, and is therefore not surprising.

Foreign vacations have become commonplace...

It is commonplace for snipers to open fire on aid convoys.

2) N-COUNT: usu sing, oft N to-inf/that A commonplace is something that happens often or is often found.

It's become a commonplace to see people collapsing from hunger in the streets.

3) N-COUNT: usu sing A commonplace is a remark or opinion that is often expressed and is therefore not original or interesting.

It is a commonplace to say that Northern Ireland is a backwater in the modern Europe.


English dictionary. 2008.

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