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sense [1].

[sup.1]sense

Pronunciation: \'sens\

noun

1 : a specialized function or mechanism (as sight, taste, or touch) of the body that involves the action and effect of a stimulus on a sense organ

2 : awareness arrived at through or as if through the senses <He felt a sense of danger.>

3 : a particular sensation or kind of sensation <I lost my sense of balance.>

4 : the ability to make wise decisions

5 : an awareness or understanding of something <a sense of humor> <a sense of pride>

6 : a reason or excuse based on intelligence or good judgment <There is no sense in continuing.>

7 : a logical, sensible, or practical thing, act, or way of doing <Saving money for the future makes sense.>

8 : a meaning or one of a set of meanings a word, phrase, or story may have

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Date:Jan 1, 2009
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