Commonplace

Definition of Commonplace

Com´mon`place`
a.1.Common; ordinary; trite; as, a commonplace person, or observation.
n.1.An idea or expression wanting originality or interest; a trite or customary remark; a platitude.
2.A memorandum; something to be frequently consulted or referred to.
Whatever, in my reading, occurs concerning this our fellow creature, I do never fail to set it down by way of commonplace.
- Swift.
Commonplace book
a book in which records are made of things to be remembered.
v. t.1.To enter in a commonplace book, or to reduce to general heads.
v. i.1.To utter commonplaces; to indulge in platitudes.

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