Knowledge

  • 1 Knowledge — • Knowledge, being a primitive fact of consciousness, cannot, strictly speaking, be defined; but the direct and spontaneous consciousness of knowing may be made clearer by pointing out its essential and distinctive characteristics Catholic… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Knowledge — is defined (Oxford English Dictionary) variously as (i) expertise, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject, (ii) what is known in a particular field or in total;… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 knowledge — know·ledge n 1 a: awareness or understanding esp. of an act, a fact, or the truth: actual knowledge (1) in this entry b: awareness that a fact or circumstance probably exists; broadly: constructive knowledge in this entry see also …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 knowledge — knowl‧edge [ˈnɒlɪdʒ ǁ ˈnɑː ] noun [uncountable] facts, skills and understanding gained through learning or experience: • Given its market knowledge, Price Waterhouse was able to provide a useful insight into each supplier. knowledge of • Auditors …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 knowledge — knowledge, science, learning, erudition, scholarship, information, lore are comparable when they mean what is known or can be known, usually by an individual but sometimes by human beings in general. Knowledge applies not only to a body of facts… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 Knowledge — Knowl edge, n. [OE. knowlage, knowlege, knowleche, knawleche. The last part is the Icel. suffix leikr, forming abstract nouns, orig. the same as Icel. leikr game, play, sport, akin to AS. l[=a]c, Goth. laiks dance. See {Know}, and cf. {Lake}, v.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 knowledge — ► NOUN 1) information and skills acquired through experience or education. 2) the sum of what is known. 3) awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation: he denied all knowledge of the incident. ● come to one s knowledge Cf …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 knowledge — [näl′ij] n. [ME knoweleche, acknowledgment, confession < Late OE cnawlæc < cnawan (see KNOW) + læc < lācan, to play, give, move about] 1. the act, fact, or state of knowing; specif., a) acquaintance or familiarity (with a fact, place,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Knowledge — Knowl edge, v. t. To acknowledge. [Obs.] Sinners which knowledge their sins. Tyndale. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 knowledge — knowledge, sociology of …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 11 knowledge — (n.) early 12c., cnawlece acknowledgment of a superior, honor, worship; for first element see KNOW (Cf. know). Second element obscure, perhaps from Scandinavian and cognate with the lock action, process, found in WEDLOCK (Cf. wedlock). Meaning… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 knowledge — [n] person’s understanding; information ability, accomplishments, acquaintance, apprehension, attainments, awareness, cognition, comprehension, consciousness, dirt*, discernment, doctrine, dogma, dope*, education, enlightenment, erudition,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 knowledge — n. 1) to acquire, accumulate, gain knowledge 2) to demonstrate, display, show; flaunt, parade one s knowledge (of a subject) 3) to communicate, disseminate; impart knowledge 4) to absorb, assimilate, soak up knowledge 5) (esp. BE) to bring smt.… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 knowledge — knowl|edge W1S2 [ˈnɔlıdʒ US ˈna: ] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: knowledge to acknowledge (13 18 centuries), from know] 1.) the information, skills, and understanding that you have gained through learning or experience ▪ You need specialist… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 knowledge — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ new ▪ basic ▪ considerable, great, vast ▪ complete, comprehensive, sound …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 knowledge */*/*/ — UK [ˈnɒlɪdʒ] / US [ˈnɑlɪdʒ] noun Get it right: knowledge: Knowledge is an uncountable noun, so it is never used in the plural: Wrong: Students don t understand how to use these knowledges in real life. Right: Students don t understand how to use… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 Knowledge — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Knowledge >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 knowledge knowledge Sgm: N 1 cognizance cognizance cognition cognoscence| Sgm: N 1 acquaintance acquaintance experience ken privity insight familiarity …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 knowledge — Acquaintance with fact or truth. People v. Henry, 23 Cal.App.2d 155, 72 P.2d 915, 921. It has also been defined as act or state of knowing or understanding, Witters v. U. S., 70 App.D.C. 316, 106 F.2d 837, 840; actual knowledge, notice or… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 Knowledge —    1) To Exist Is to Be Perceived    It is indeed an opinion strangely prevailing amongst men, that houses, mountains, rivers, and, in a word, all sensible objects, have an existence, natural or real, distinct from their being perceived by the… …

    Historical dictionary of quotations in cognitive science

  • 20 knowledge — noun (U) 1 the facts, skills, and understanding that you have gained through learning or experience: You need specialist knowledge to do this job. (+ of): His knowledge of ancient civilizations is unrivalled. (+ about): We now have greater… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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