Meaning of common sense by Wiktionary Dictionary
- ( obsolete ) An internal sense, formerly believed to be the sense by which information from the other five senses is understood and interpreted.
- Ordinary sensible understanding; one's basic intelligence which allows for plain understanding and without which good decisions or judgments cannot be made.
- 1776, Horace Walpole, Letter to Sir Horace Mann:
After Latin sensus communis, Ancient Greek κοινὴ αἴσθησις .
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