knowledgeable

or knowl·edg·a·ble

[ nol-i-juh-buh l ]
/ ˈnɒl ɪ dʒə bəl /

adjective

possessing or exhibiting knowledge, insight, or understanding; intelligent; well-informed; discerning; perceptive.

Origin of knowledgeable

First recorded in 1600–10; knowledge + -able
Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for knowledgeability

knowledgeable

knowledgable

/ (ˈnɒlɪdʒəbəl) /

adjective

possessing or indicating much knowledge
Derived Formsknowledgeableness or knowledgableness, nounknowledgeably or knowledgably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for knowledgeability

knowledgeable


adj.

also knowledgable, c.1600, "capable of being known, recognizable" (a sense now obsolete), from knowledge in its Middle English verbal sense + -able. The modern sense of "having knowledge, displaying knowledge" is from 1829 and probably a new formation.

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