from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Sound judgment not based on specialized knowledge.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Characterized by common or good sense: as, he took a common-sense view of the question. See
common sense, under common, a.
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- noun obsolete An internal sense, formerly believed to be the sense by which information from the other five senses is understood and
- noun Ordinary
sensible understanding; one's basic intelligencewhich allows for plain understanding and without which good decisionsor judgmentscannot be made.
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- noun sound practical judgment
- adjective exhibiting native good judgment
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Translation of Latin sēnsus commūnis, common feelings of humanity.]
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After Latin sensus communis, Ancient Greek κοινὴ αἴσθησις.
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bilby commented on the word common sense
Sometimes not that common :-(
September 1, 2008
Telofy commented on the word common sense
"Common sense isn't." -- Carol Schaffer
September 25, 2008