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Meaning of MUNDANE

Pronunciation:  mun'deyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  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
  3. [adj]  concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"

MUNDANE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: earthly, everyday, ordinary, quotidian, routine, terrene, terrestrial, unremarkable, workaday, worldly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mun"dane\, a. [L. mundanus, fr. mundus the world, an
implement, toilet adornments, or dress; cf. mundus, a.,
clean, neat, Skr. ma[.n][dsdot] to adorn, dress,
ma[.n][dsdot]a adornment. Cf. {Monde}, {Mound} in heraldry.]
Of or pertaining to the world; worldly; earthly; terrestrial;
as, the mundane sphere. -- {Mun"dane*ly}, adv.

      The defilement of mundane passions.      --I. Taylor.

Computing Dictionary

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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