usually; generally; ordinarily.
in a common manner.

1250–1300; Middle English communeli(che). See common, -ly

1. normally, customarily, routinely. Unabridged
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commonly (ˈkɒmənlɪ)
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 & History

c.1300, "in a way common to all," also "common to all;" also "usually," from common (q.v.).
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Example sentences
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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