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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·mon·place /ˈkɑmənˌples/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mon·place a. Common; ordinary; trite; as, a commonplace person, or observation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mon·place, 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mon·place, v. t. To enter in a commonplace book, or to reduce to general heads.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mon·place, v. i. To utter commonplaces; to indulge in platitudes. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: obvious and dull; "trivial conversation"; "commonplace
             prose" [syn: banal, trivial]
      2: completely ordinary and unremarkable; "air travel has now
         become commonplace"; "commonplace everyday activities"
      3: not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an
         unglamorous job greasing engines" [syn: humdrum, prosaic,
          unglamorous, unglamourous]
      4: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic
         sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace";
         "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating
         threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the
         trite metaphor `hard as nails'" [syn: banal, hackneyed,
          old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn,
          tired, trite, well-worn]
      n : a trite or obvious remark [syn: platitude, cliche, banality,