- 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
- to my knowledge ⇒ as I understand it
- as I know
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- [uncountable] acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles in the mind.
- familiarity with an area of study, as by study or experience:[countable; singular;often: a + ~]His knowledge of Chinese is very good.
- the sum of what is known;
information:[uncountable]Knowledge of the situation is limited.
- Idiomsto one's knowledge, according to the information available to one:To my knowledge, he never worked here.
- 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. Cf. carnal knowledge.
- Idiomsto one's knowledge, according to the information available to one:To my knowledge he hasn't been here before.
- creating, involving, using, or disseminating special knowledge or information:A computer expert can always find a good job in the knowledge industry.
- 1250–1300; Middle English knouleche, equivalent. to know(en) to know1 + -leche, perh. akin to Old English -lāc suffix denoting action or practice, cognate with Old Norse (-)leikr; compare wedlock
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See information.
- 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged understanding, discernment, comprehension;