commonplace Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"commonplace" in British English

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commonplaceadjective

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.

commonplacenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒm.ən.pleɪs/  us   /ˈkɑː.mən-/ formal
a ​boringremark that is used very often and does not have much ​meaning: We ​exchanged commonplaces about the ​weather over ​cups of ​tea.
(Definition of commonplace from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"commonplace" in American English

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commonplaceadjective

 us   /ˈkɑm·ənˌpleɪs/
happening or ​seenfrequently and so not ​consideredspecial or ​unusual: Public ​financing for ​sportsstadiums has ​become commonplace.
(Definition of commonplace from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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