knowledge

[ nol-ij ]
/ ˈnɒl ɪdʒ /
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noun

adjective

creating, involving, using, or disseminating special knowledge or information: A computer expert can always find a good job in the knowledge industry.

Idioms

    to one's knowledge, according to the information available to one: To my knowledge he hasn't been here before.

Origin of knowledge

1250–1300; Middle English knouleche, equivalent to know(en) to know1 + -leche, perhaps akin to Old English -lāc suffix denoting action or practice, cognate with Old Norse (-)leikr; cf. wedlock

SYNONYMS FOR knowledge

1 See information.
4 understanding, discernment, comprehension; erudition, scholarship.

Related forms

know·ledge·less, adjectivepre·knowl·edge, nounsu·per·knowl·edge, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for knowledge

knowledge

/ (ˈnɒlɪdʒ) /

noun


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Idioms and Phrases with knowledge

knowledge

see little knowledge is a dangerous thing; to the best of (one's knowledge).


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