Common-sense meaning

Ordinary sensible understanding; one's basic intelligence which allows for plain understanding and without which good decisions or judgments cannot be made.
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The definition of common sense refers to having sound judgment, not necessarily based on specialized knowledge.

When you are smart, level-headed and able to understand and assess a situation, this is an example of having a lot of common sense.

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Ordinary good sense or sound practical judgment.
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Sound judgment not based on specialized knowledge.
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Common sense (in attributive use)
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Origin of common-sense

  • Translation of Latin sēnsus commūnis common feelings of humanity

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Latin sensus communis, Ancient Greek κοινὴ αἴσθησις (koinē aisthēsis).

    From Wiktionary