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common sense

n.
Sound judgment not based on specialized knowledge.

[Translation of Latin sēnsus commūnis, common feelings of humanity.]

com′mon-sense′ (kŏm′ən-sĕns′), com′mon·sen′si·cal (-sĕn′sĭ-kəl) adj.
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common-sense

[ˈkɒmənˌsɛns] adjsensato/a
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AN Orator afflicted with atrophy of the organ of common-sense rose in his place in the halls of legislation and pointed with pride to his Unblotted Escutcheon.
And there are other truths in the two latter sciences which, if they cannot pretend to rank in the class of axioms, are yet such direct inferences from them, and so obvious in themselves, and so agreeable to the natural and unsophisticated dictates of common-sense, that they challenge the assent of a sound and unbiased mind, with a degree of force and conviction almost equally irresistible.
I'm afraid," I said, "it would hardly translate into anything approaching common-sense.