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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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The reason for this exception is that in a common knowledge environment no trading is possible.
Common Knowledge uses specific examples drawn from major companies including Texas Instruments, British Petroleum, Ford Motor Co., Chevron, Ernst & Young -- even the U.S.
[7] No doubt, men and women participated in several imagined communities whose membership was defined by the sharing of common knowledge. Gossip creates common knowledge but it is a truism that it is common only to those who share it.
When Hirsch speaks of common knowledge as a way to foster scholastic success, he is really asking that schools institutionalize a system that replicates and enforces his values: traditions and mores of the white elite male.
''I haven't heard one way or the other and it's common knowledge that Worcester are in there as well, but our hat's in the ring.''
Just as the post-Mommie Dearest perception of Joan Crawford turns her films into metaphorical minstrel shows, common knowledge about Rock Hudson's life and death can't help but transform his movies into mini-extravaganzas of subconscious self-revelation.
An Australian childbirth group, Common Knowledge, is hosting a conference in Zimbabwe, Africa, in March 1998.
A nuclear weapons abolition treaty would require intense negotiation of the specifics, but the essential elements are 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.
it would seem to be common knowledge. But what everyone knows isn't always true, and in this bit of common knowledge there is no more than a tiny kernel of truth.
IT IS common knowledge that when Labour are scared they play the man and not the ball.
"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.
The email said it was "common knowledge" that Stein and his businesses were "held in contempt" by Cornish nationals who live in the Padstow area.
I'm aware medical staff at the hospital use sanitising hand gel, but it is common knowledge that when you have been to the toilet, you wash your hands.