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As an adjective commonplace (from common and place) means ordinary; having no remarkable features. As a noun it denotes a platitude or cliché or something that is ordinary.

See also

Locus communis

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"Commonplace" is a translation of the Latin term locus communis which means "a theme or argument of general application", such as a statement of proverbial wisdom.

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