Definitions for mundanemʌnˈdeɪn, ˈmʌn deɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mun•dane*mʌnˈdeɪn, ˈmʌn deɪn(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly:

    mundane affairs.

  2. common; banal.

* Syn: See earthly.

Origin of mundane:

1425–75; < MF mondain < L mundānus=mund(us) world +-ānus -an1

mun•dan′i•ty-ˈdæn ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workaday(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

  2. mundane, terrestrial(adj)

    concerned with the world or worldly matters

    "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"

  3. mundane, terrene(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"

Wiktionary

  1. mundane(Noun)

    A person considered to be "normal", not part of the elite group.

  2. mundane(Adjective)

    worldly, earthly, profane, vulgar as opposed to heavenly

  3. mundane(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the Universe, cosmos or physical reality, as opposed to the spiritual world.

  4. mundane(Adjective)

    ordinary; not new

  5. mundane(Adjective)

    tedious; repetitive and boring

  6. Origin: From mundanus, from mundus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mundane(adj)

    of or pertaining to the world; worldly; earthly; terrestrial; as, the mundane sphere

Freebase

  1. Mundane

    In subcultural and fictional uses, a mundane is a person who does not belong to a particular group, according to the members of that group; the implication is that such persons, lacking imagination, are concerned solely with the mundane: the quotidian and ordinary. In science fiction fandom and related fandoms the term is used to refer, sometimes deprecatingly, to non-fans; this use of the term antedates 1955.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. mundane

    [from SF fandom] 1. A person who is not in science fiction fandom. 2. A person who is not in the computer industry. In this sense, most often an adjectival modifier as in “in my mundane life....” See also Real World, muggle.

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