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UK [ˈkɒmənlɪ] / US [ˈkɑmənlɪ] adverb
1) usually or frequently

the method most commonly used by researchers

2) by most ordinary people

nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Commonly — Com mon*ly, adv. 1. Usually; generally; ordinarily; frequently; for the most part; as, confirmed habits commonly continue through life. [1913 Webster] 2. In common; familiarly. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commonly — index as a rule, generally, invariably Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • commonly — c.1300, in a way common to all, also common to all; also usually, from COMMON (Cf. common) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • commonly — [adv] usually as a rule, by ordinary, frequently, generally, more often than not, ordinarily, regularly; concepts 530,541 Ant. uncommonly, unusually …   New thesaurus

  • commonly — ► ADVERB ▪ very often; frequently …   English terms dictionary

  • commonly — [käm′ən lē] adv. 1. in a common manner 2. in the usual course of events; ordinarily …   English World dictionary

  • commonly — com|mon|ly W3 [ˈkɔmənli US ˈka: ] adv 1.) usually or by most people = ↑widely ▪ Sodium chloride is more commonly known as salt. ▪ a commonly used industrial chemical 2.) often, in many places, or in large numbers = ↑widely ▪ Lung cancer is the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • commonly — adv. Commonly is used with these adjectives: ↑available, ↑used Commonly is used with these verbs: ↑arise, ↑assume, ↑call, ↑cite, ↑employ, ↑encounter, ↑hold, ↑know, ↑mention …   Collocations dictionary

  • commonly — com|mon|ly [ kamənli ] adverb ** 1. ) usually or frequently: the method most commonly used by researchers 2. ) by most ordinary people: nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • commonly — adverb usually or by most people: commonly agreed principles | Sodium chloride is more commonly known as salt …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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