What does know-how mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. know-how(noun)

    the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something


  1. know-how(Noun)

    the knowledge and skill to be able to (do something correctly)

    Marlo has the know-how to fix your computer.

  2. Origin: know + how


  1. 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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of know-how in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of know-how in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joaquin Phoenix:

    I don't know how he does it.

  2. Ben Cardin:

    We know how to keep them safe.

  3. Heather Cho:

    I don't know how to find forgiveness.

  4. John Kasich:

    You know how polarized everything is.

  5. Stuart Perry:

    Boy, do Tongans know how to celebrate.

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