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mundane

(jargon)
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.
References in classic literature ?
Again, Euphorbia, a mundane or widely distributed genus, has here eight species, of which seven are confined to the archipelago, and not one found on any two islands: Acalypha and Borreria, both mundane genera, have respectively six and seven species, none of which have the same species on two islands, with the exception of one Borreria, which does occur on two islands.
It is a very mundane word which I had allowed to escape me.
Though she extrudes all other persons from his attention as cheap and unworthy, she indemnifies him by carrying out her own being into somewhat impersonal, large, mundane, so that the maiden stands to him for a representative of all select things and virtues.
There was then a long silence; during which, Mrs Sparkler, lying back on her sofa again, shut her eyes and raised her eyebrows in her former retirement from mundane affairs.
When you return to this mundane sphere from your visionary world, you would seem to leave a Neapolitan spring for a Lapland winter -- to quit paradise for earth -- heaven for hell
He does so by steering the film via fragmented and observational snippets of mundane life in the occupied territories.
Works like Dubliners or The Stranger taught us that ordinary prose can be artful, that mundane life stories can be made interesting, and that plots are sometimes secondary, or even unnecessary.
In the case of Fantasies in which the landscape is divided into mundane and fantastic areas, the map that demarcates the boundary between mundane and fantastic zones determines how the two can interact with one another.
The firm said that it would study if artificial intelligence can automate mundane tasks performed by staff.
But the strong emotional appeal of magnanimous morality creates temptations to apply it to large-number situations, such as markets, where it does more harm than good by hampering the cooperation between large numbers of strangers that cannot be achieved without reliance on mundane morality.
Doyle is such a masterful storyteller - he captures everyday life just wonderfully and cleverly combines the mundane goings-on with the magical.
According to the Los Angeles, the question was about the most mundane thing that the duo had ever obsessed over, to which Seinfeld responded that they never obsess over anything that isn't mundane, Radar Online reported.