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[kom-uh n-lee] /ˈkɒm ən li/
adverb
1.
usually; generally; ordinarily.
2.
in a common manner.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English communeli(che). See common, -ly
Synonyms
1. normally, customarily, routinely.
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  • Stingrays are commonly found in the shallow coastal waters of temperate seas.
  • Foreclosure commonly represents the end of a struggle.
  • She pointed out that natural foods that are safe for adults commonly turn out to be unsafe for embryos.
  • Studies commonly find that teaching hospitals have better outcomes than non-teaching hospitals.
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  • The fashion world is commonly accused of taking itself too seriously.
  • People commonly offer to provide additional materials.
  • Offers from outside are commonly used for negotiation purposes internally.
  • And these are among the dozens of commonly made errors.
  • Adults can have the same condition, though much less commonly.
British Dictionary definitions for commonly

commonly

/ˈkɒmənlɪ/
adverb
1.
usually; ordinarily: he was commonly known as Joe
2.
(derogatory) in a coarse or vulgar way: she dresses commonly
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Word Origin and History for commonly
adv.

c.1300, "in a way common to all," also "common to all;" also "usually," from common (adj.) + -ly (2).

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