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commonplace

adjective uk   /ˈkɒm.ən.pleɪs/ us    /ˈkɑː.mən-/
happening often or often seen or experienced and so not considered to be special: Electric cars are increasingly commonplace.

commonplace

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒm.ən.pleɪs/ us    /ˈkɑː.mən-/ formal
a boring remark that is used very often and does not have much meaning: We exchanged commonplaces about the weather over cups of tea.
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