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Meaning of “ordinary” - Learner’s Dictionary

ordinary

adjective     /ˈɔːdənəri/
NOT UNUSUAL B1 not special, different, or unusual in any way: ordinary life an ordinary day I had a very ordinary childhood.Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
NOT FAMOUS Ordinary people are not rich or famous and do not have special skills: ordinary people/citizens an ordinary man/womanOrdinary people
out of the ordinary unusual or different: Their relationship was a little out of the ordinary. The investigation revealed nothing out of the ordinary.Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of quality
(Definition of ordinary from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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