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1. Appropriate for ordinary days or routine occasions: a suit for everyday wear.
2. Commonplace; ordinary: everyday worries.
The ordinary or routine day or occasion: "It was not an isolated, violent episode. It had become part of the everyday" (Sherry Turkle).

eve′ry·day′ness n.
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the quality of being everyday; ordinariness, commonness
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Noun1.everydayness - ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
ordinariness, mundaneness, mundanity - the quality of being commonplace and ordinary
prosaicness, prosiness - commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting
usualness - commonness by virtue of not being unusual
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The personal commitment is lived through abiding with the struggles and joys of everydayness. The way of abiding with the joys and struggles of everydayness is the choosing of meaning in situations at reflective and prereflective realms of the universe.
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