common knowledge

Definition of common knowledge

  1. :  something that many or most people know It's common knowledge that she plans to run for mayor.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of or relating to a community at large :  public

    :  known to the community

    :  belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or things or by all members of a group

  1. :  the common people

    :  a dining hall

    :  the political group or estate comprising the commoners

  1. :  cognizance

    :  the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association

    :  acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique

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