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English Dictionary: mundane by the DICT Development Group
4 results for mundane
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. found in the ordinary course of events; "a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
    Synonym(s): everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workaday
  2. concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"
    Synonym(s): mundane, terrestrial
  3. belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; "not a fairy palace; yet a mundane wonder of unimagined kind"; "so terrene a being as himself"
    Synonym(s): mundane, terrene
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mundane \Mun"dane\, a. [L. mundanus, fr. mundus the world, an
      implement, toilet adornments, or dress; cf. mundus, a.,
      clean, neat, Skr. ma[nsdot][dsdot] to adorn, dress,
      ma[nsdot][dsdot]a adornment. Cf. {Monde}, {Mound} in
      Of or pertaining to the world; worldly; earthly; terrestrial;
      as, the mundane sphere. -- {Mun"dane*ly}, adv.
               The defilement of mundane passions.         --I. Taylor.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   mundane n.   [from SF fandom] 1. A person who is not in science
   fiction fandom.   2. A person who is not in the computer industry.
   In this sense, most often an adjectival modifier as in "in my
   mundane life...." See also {Real World}.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      Someone outside some group that is implicit from the
      context, such as the computer industry or science fiction
      fandom.   The implication is that those in the group are
      special and those outside are just ordinary.
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