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  • adv. as a rule; frequently; usually
  • adv. in common; familiarly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Usually; generally; ordinarily; frequently; for the most part.
  • adv. In common; familiarly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a common manner.
  • Jointly; familiarly.
  • Usually; generally; ordinarily: for the most part: as, confirmed habits commonly continue through life.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. under normal conditions


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From common +‎ -ly.


  • Sometimes they are compared by the _Adverbs_ _very, infinitely_; and the _Adjectives_ _more, most_; _less, least_; as _long, very long, infinitely long_; _short, more short, most short_; _commonly, less commonly, least commonly_.

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  • "WAF," he explains, "stands for "'wife acceptance factor,' a term commonly used nowadays that means, simply, you will not have to say, 'Oh, hi sweetheart I took all your mementos down from the shelf and replaced them with this big speaker.'

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  • "They need to bring out the bazooka immediately," he said, using a term commonly applied to the prospect of a much larger financial aid program than the euro zone has so far applied to resolving the crises in indebted countries at the periphery of the region.

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  • According to journalist Clifton Johnson in 1904, the word was used to refer to blacks in the South and was chosen primarily for it's derogatory value, being considered more offensive than the term "colored," another term commonly used to refer to people of African descent at the time.

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  • Borderline Personality Disorder is a label commonly applied to women who have endured extreme, usually ongoing, physical or emotional abuse or neglect.11 It is rarely used as a diagnosis for men.12 This diagnosis is often used to describe women who have intense needs for help and support, whom many mental health workers consider to be bothersome and untreatable.


  • † A term commonly used to refer collectively to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other individuals who are trained to help people with psychological and emotional problems.


  • Or “incurve,” a term commonly used as the nineteenth century became the twentieth.

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  • “The Archaeology” is the term commonly used for the opening chapters of Book 1 2-23 in which Thucydides seeks to contrast the greatness of the Peloponnesian War with the pettiness of previous history.


  • Big data is a term commonly applied to large data sets where volume, variety, velocity, or complexity are beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to efficiently capture, manage, and process.

  • "We've had conversations with UberMedia, the developer of these applications, about policy violations since April 2010, when they first launched under the name TweetUp--a term commonly used by Twitter users and a trademark violation," the statement continued.



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