cognition, knowledge, noesis(noun)
the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
The fact of knowing about something; general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, situation etc.
His knowledge of Iceland was limited to what he'd seen on the Travel Channel.
Awareness of a particular fact or situation; a state of having been informed or made aware of something.
Intellectual understanding; the state of appreciating truth or information.
Knowledge consists in recognizing the difference between good and bad decisions.
Familiarity or understanding of a particular skill, branch of learning etc.
Does your friend have any knowledge of hieroglyphics, perchance?
Sexual intimacy or intercourse (now usually in phrase carnal knowledge).
Information or intelligence about something; notice.
The total of what is known; all information and products of learning.
His library contained the accumulated knowledge of the Greeks and Romans.
Something that can be known; a branch of learning; a piece of information; a science.
To confess as true; to acknowledge.
A course of study which must be completed by prospective London taxi drivers; consists of 320 routes through central London and many significant places.
Origin: From knowleche, of uncertain formation. The first element is ultimately identical with know, but the second is obscure (neither Old Norse -leikr nor Old English -lac would have given -leche as found in the earliest Middle English citations). Compare knowlechen, cnawelæcing, cnawlæc, and know. Compare also freeledge.
the act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition
that which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural
that which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition
that familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life
scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge
sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal; as, carnal knowledge
Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, or skills acquired through experience or education. It can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit or explicit; it can be more or less formal or systematic. In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology; the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as "justified true belief." However, no single agreed upon definition of knowledge exists, though there are numerous theories to explain it. Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, communication, association and reasoning; while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgment in human beings.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nol′ej, n. assured belief: that which is known: information, instruction: enlightenment, learning: practical skill.—adj. Knowl′edgeable (coll.), possessing knowledge: intelligent.—n. Knowl′edge-box (slang), the head.—To one's knowledge, so far as one knows. [M. E. knowleche, where -leche is the Northern form of the suffix in wed-lock, being A.S. lác, gift, sport.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
The distilled essence of our intuitions, corroborated by experience. Knowledge is what I know; wisdom is what I see; theology is what I guess.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time, the cumulated sum of information, its volume and nature, in any civilization, period, or country.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'knowledge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #639
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'knowledge' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1786
Rank popularity for the word 'knowledge' in Nouns Frequency: #281
The numerical value of knowledge in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of knowledge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
No matter how much knowledge you have, if you don't know how to use that knowledge within our system of government, it's not much good.
There is a lot of knowledge in this room and some of these people have celebrity status. You just want to get that knowledge and apply it.
I could have taken all that money and blown it on a big sports fishing boat, we choose to invest it into knowledge and generating more knowledge.
His knowledge and support for the industry has been consistent, we're certainly far better off with his knowledge and respect for the importance of the industry.
Those are really poor numbers, no matter how much knowledge you have, if you don't know how to use that knowledge within our system of government, it's not much good.
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Translations for knowledge
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- علم, معرفةArabic
- coneixement, coneixementsCatalan, Valencian
- vědění, vědomí, znalostCzech
- kundskab, kendskab, videnDanish
- Kenntnis, WissenGerman
- γνώση, εμπειρία, επίγνωση, γνώσειςGreek
- conocimiento, conocimientosSpanish
- دانش, معرفت, علم, هشیاری, اطلاع, آگاهی, شناختPersian
- tieto, tietoisuus, tiedotFinnish
- connaissances, connaissance, savoir, scienceFrench
- wittenWestern Frisian
- fiosScottish Gaelic
- ज्ञान, जान, बुद्धिHindi
- tudás, ismeret, tudomásHungarian
- þekking, kunnátta, vitneskjaIcelandic
- sapere, conoscenzaItalian
- 知識, 学識Japanese
- humanitas, intelligentia, disciplinae, agnitio, notio, litterae, scientia, cognitio, notitia, studia, artesLatin
- žinojimas, mokėjimas, išmanymasLithuanian
- pengetahuan, ilmuMalay
- wetenschap, weten, medeweten, kennisDutch
- świadomość, wiedzaPolish
- conhecimento, ciênciaPortuguese
- cunoaștere, cunoștințe, știre, științăRomanian
- बुद्धि, विद्या, ज्ञान, बोधSanskrit
- знање, znánjeSerbo-Croatian
- kännedom, kunskapSwedish
- விழிப்பு, கவனம், அனுபவம், அறிவுTamil
- బోధ, జాగరూకత, జ్ఞానము, నైపుణ్యముTelugu
- дониш, маърифатTajik
- bilgi, bilim, marifetTurkish
- علم, گیانUrdu
- tri thứcVietnamese
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