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2 definitions found
 for Commonplace book
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commonplace \Com"mon*place`\, n.
     1. An idea or expression wanting originality or interest; a
        trite or customary remark; a platitude.
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     2. A memorandum; something to be frequently consulted or
        referred to.
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              Whatever, in my reading, occurs concerning this our
              fellow creature, I do never fail to set it down by
              way of commonplace.                   --Swift.
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     Commonplace book, a book in which records are made of
        things to be remembered.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  commonplace book
      n 1: a notebook in which you enter memorabilia

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