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Definition of Ordinary
OrdinaryOrdinary Or"di*na*ry, a. [L. ordinarius, fr. ordo, ordinis,
order: cf. F. ordinaire. See Order.]
1. According to established order; methodical; settled;
regular. ``The ordinary forms of law.' --Addison.
2. Common; customary; usual. --Shak.
Method is not less reguisite in ordinary
conversation that in writing. --Addison.
3. Of common rank, quality, or ability; not distinguished by
superior excellence or beauty; hence, not distinguished in
any way; commonplace; inferior; of little merit; as, men
of ordinary judgment; an ordinary book.
An ordinary lad would have acquired little or no
useful knowledge in such a way. --Macaulay.
Ordinary seaman (Naut.), one not expert or fully skilled,
and hence ranking below an able seaman.
Syn: Normal; common; usual; customary.
Usage: See Normal. -- Ordinary, Common. A thing is
common in which many persons share or partake; as, a
common practice. A thing is ordinary when it is apt to
come round in the regular common order or succession
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