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common knowledge

Something that is (or is believed to be) generally or widely accepted as true, whether or not it has been verified or officially recognized. It's common knowledge that corporate interests play a major role in directing politicians and the laws they create. A healthy diet and regular exercise are the best defense against disease—common knowledge at this point.
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An Emperor's new clothes, stock prices, and LIFO adoptions are but three examples of problems arising from consideration of common knowledge.
I learned today what caused my own three cesarean births and that information should be common knowledge for all women.
In other words, is this process within the common knowledge of skilled professionals employed by U.
She points out that Bayesian rationality - that is, maximizing expected payoff according to one's beliefs - and even common knowledge of Bayesian rationality among the players, are too weak to assure a Nash equilibrium.
Instead of everyone having his or her own opinion about a topic or competitor, based on different microbits of information, the company is creating a common knowledge base.
These ideas are imported into game theory by what Bicchieri herself calls a "heroic", assumption: that this model of belief revision is common knowledge among the players (p.
Remember, The Negative Mental Approach to Management calls for low-tech common knowledge.
Senior management teams must lead their organizations to select new information and communication systems, working from a common knowledge base of current functional requirements for systems, of information technologies, and of technological trends.
These two books consider a number of foundational issues in game theory having to do with common knowledge and rationality.
IT seems to be common knowledge that Newcastle are in the hunt for a striker this transfer window.
They want to sell him, it's common knowledge they need to sell him," said Redknapp after the 2-0 Wembley Cup defeat to Celtic.
Beattie's legal team say this was undermined by the fact that all the "special knowledge" was already known to police and other details were common knowledge in the area.
It's common knowledge among TV programmers that the audience has short attention spans - if you go away for 21 months, no one's going to watch,'' says Bob Thompson of Syracuse University's Center for the Study of Popular Television.
But it is common knowledge that Google is a high-profile website, "and we're trying to make sure we're not excluded from the list," Crevier says.