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common knowledge

noun
1.
something widely or generally known
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  • It was a matter of common knowledge at the post that Doctor Imbrie neither received nor sent any letters.

    The Woman from Outside Hulbert Footner
  • The force with which this element is wont to rage is common knowledge.

  • It is a matter of common knowledge that Washington at the time of his death was the richest man in the country.

    Revisiting the Earth James Langdon Hill
  • It is common knowledge that in America we have not farmed, but have mined the soil.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • Her mania for money, for getting, for saving it, is a matter of common knowledge.

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
  • The facts which they noted are now a matter of common knowledge.

    The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
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noun

something that is generally known

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It is common knowledge that that dictionary is not being updated.

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