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Ordinary

Common and accepted in the general industry or type of activity in which the taxpayer is engaged. It is one of the tests for the deductibility of expenses incurred or paid in connection with a trade or business; for the production of income; for the management, conservation, or maintenance of property held for the production of income; or in connection with the determination, collection, or refund of any tax.
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Moreover, although limited in her ability to find out details about their individual lives, Ginzberg believes that the women seem to be distinguished by their ordinariness.
ODOT certainly should not build an ordinary bridge, then spend $10 million attempting to disguise its ordinariness.
It examines the hollowness of heroism, the yearning for ordinariness, the search for the weapon of mass destruction that will allow our side "to outlast the others and, in the name of peace, colonise the world".
What we loved about Will was that even though he's this big movie star, there's a kind of ordinariness to him,'' says the movie's producer, Lindsay Doran, who earlier made ``Sense and Sensibility'' and ``Nanny McPhee,'' which Thompson both wrote and starred in.
Noero cites the example of the Smithsons' Ordinariness and Light, in which architecture acts as an armature for and backdrop to everyday lives.
It's this very ordinariness that gives power to Michel Horvat's feature documentary We Are Dad, set to premiere on Showtime on June 19.
Lelyveld surmises, "As my mom saw and felt it, Grandma's passivity--the finiteness, the absolute ordinariness of her expectations--stood for all the inertia, all the conventions, all the obstacles that checked her own progress on the path to the more independent life to which she felt entitled.
The endearing thing about Rooney - and the quality which makes him so unaware of his genius - is his ordinariness.
The Civic Hybrid impresses with its sheer ordinariness.
Despite the fact that the pilots had been involved in 'something great' their chief characteristic was their ordinariness.
Fabre's text will enable a much larger audience to appreciate the ordinariness of many astrologers and alchemists as they sought, like their modern counterparts, to understand themselves and their society using the intellectual tools of their age.