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Meaning of "sense" in Essential English Dictionary

sense

noun   /sens/
B1 [no plural] the ability to make good decisions and do things that will not make problems: He had the good sense to book a seat in advance.
B1 [no plural] a feeling or understanding about yourself or about a situation: Living in the countryside gave us a great sense of freedom.
a sense of humour UK B1 the ability to understand funny things and to be funny yourself
a sense of humor the ability to understand funny things and to be funny yourself
one of the five natural abilities of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste: I have a very poor sense of smell.
the meaning of a word, phrase, or sentence
the ability to do something: a sense of direction good business sense
make sense to have a meaning or reason that you can understand: He’s written me this note but it doesn’t make any sense.
make sense to be a good thing to do: It makes sense to buy now while prices are low.
(Definition of sense noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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