Definitions for know-how
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word know-how
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
knowledge of how to do something; expertise.
Origin of know-how:
the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the knowledge or skills needed to do sth
Do we have the know-how to stop global warming?
the knowledge and skill to be able to (do something correctly)
Marlo has the know-how to fix your computer.
Origin: know + how
Know-how is a term for practical knowledge on how to accomplish something, as opposed to “know-what”, “know-why”, or “know-who”. Know-how is often tacit knowledge, which means that it is difficult to transfer to another person by means of writing it down or verbalising it. The opposite of tacit knowledge is explicit knowledge. In the context of industrial property, know-how is a component in the transfer of technology in national and international environments, co-existing with or separate from other IP rights such as patents, trademarks and copyright and is an economic asset.
Translations for know-how
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the practical knowledge and skill to deal with something
She has acquired a lot of know-how about cars.
- know howPortuguese (BR)
- فوت و فنFarsi
- तकनीकी जानकारीHindi
- pengetahuan praktisIndonesian
- 전문적 지식, 노하우Korean
- فهم ودانش، فنPersian
- په يو خاصه څانګه كښى زدكړه او مهارت لرلPashto
- praktično znanjeSerbian
- know-how, kunnande, sakkunskapSwedish
- 專業知識與技術Chinese (Trad.)
- вміння, досвідUkrainian
- طریق کارUrdu
- bí quyếtVietnamese
- （口）实践知识，技术秘诀Chinese (Simp.)
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