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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!
Some of the more surrealistic shots are provocative, but others--including nude shots of Tennessee Williams and Yul Brynner--are lifeless and mundane.
The dancers intermingle three sorts of movement--ballet (their daily work), mundane behavior (walking or waiting, which gets them from one dance set to the next), and, on occasion, expressive response to personal interactions (some of these are the only things that don't ring true).
For example, danger signs must be posted for the use of such mundane products as glass and porcelain cleaners, and antidotes must be spelled out for those who swallow such substances.
In this tale set on an atoll of the Marshall Islands, the mythological and mundane intertwine in the lives of natives and Americans.
The images show how the "blur" can give the most seemingly mundane pictures a threatening quality-demonstrating at the same time that media crosspollination is as rich in possibility as ever.
Alas, it appears to be something much more mundane.
But just when the book threatens to become mired in the mundane, there is a take-no-prisoners discussion of contemporary jazz, literature or politics that affirms Ellison's powers of perception and foreshadows what Murray would later accomplish.