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/ ˈnɒl ɪdʒ /
acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition: knowledge of many things.
familiarity or conversance, as with a particular subject or branch of learning: A knowledge of accounting was necessary for the job.
acquaintance or familiarity gained by sight, experience, or report: a knowledge of human nature.
the fact or state of knowing; the perception of fact or truth; clear and certain mental apprehension.
awareness, as of a fact or circumstance: He had knowledge of her good fortune.
something that is or may be known; information: He sought knowledge of her activities.
the body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time.
the sum of what is known: Knowledge of the true situation is limited.
Archaic. sexual intercourse.Compare carnal knowledge.
creating, involving, using, or disseminating special knowledge or information: A computer expert can always find a good job in the knowledge industry.
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Idioms for knowledge
to one's knowledge, according to the information available to one: To my knowledge he hasn't been here before.
Origin of knowledge
SYNONYMS FOR knowledge
1 See information.
4 understanding, discernment, comprehension; erudition, scholarship.
OTHER WORDS FROM knowledgeknow·ledge·less, adjectivepre·knowl·edge, nounsu·per·knowl·edge, noun
Words nearby knowledge
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Example sentences from the Web for know-ledge
“His knowledge is very great:” always pronounce knowledge so as to rhyme with college, and never say know-ledge.
British Dictionary definitions for know-ledge
/ (ˈnɒlɪdʒ) /
the facts, feelings or experiences known by a person or group of people
the state of knowing
awareness, consciousness, or familiarity gained by experience or learning
erudition or informed learning
specific information about a subject
sexual intercourse (obsolete except in the legal phrase carnal knowledge)
come to one's knowledge to become known to one
to my knowledge
- as I understand it
- as I know
grow out of one's knowledge Irish to behave in a presumptuous or conceited manner
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Idioms and Phrases with know-ledge
see little knowledge is a dangerous thing; to the best of (one's knowledge).
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