Adjective "knowledge" definition and examples

(Knowledge may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈnɒlɪdʒ/

Definitions and examples

noun

Facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
  1. 'her considerable knowledge of antiques'
  2. 'A scientific fact is knowledge that can be gained by means of scientific research.'
  3. 'Held back in her career by dyslexia, she struggled to learn new skills but realised that computer knowledge was the key to getting ahead.'
  4. 'The book reveals the author's encyclopaedic knowledge of the hundreds of aristocratic families and their houses all over Ireland.'
  5. 'There is among the people of the nation a hunger for learning and knowledge, in many aspects of their lives.'
  6. 'Unfortunately, the author's knowledge of his subject is not matched by literary grace.'
  7. 'Installing the card and the software was extremely straightforward with no need for specialist technical knowledge.'
  8. 'Research has shown that those who are least comfortable with computer technology have the least knowledge of it.'
  9. 'In my opinion, a school is far more than an institution which imparts knowledge and wisdom to its students.'
  10. 'He appears to have very little knowledge with regard to the Internet and IT.'
  11. 'Fortunately, he imparted his knowledge to a generation of postgraduate students.'
  12. 'The fact is that judgments are inevitably based on the knowledge available at the time.'
  13. 'This study aims to contribute to the body of knowledge in these areas.'
  14. 'He does experimental and anthropological research on the transmission of cultural knowledge.'
  15. 'Renaissance science also received added impetus from the increased transmission of knowledge between east and west.'
  16. 'This would mean that an entire realm of academic knowledge would be inaccessible to students.'
  17. 'Her grasp of scientific truth in all branches of knowledge, combined with an exceptional power of exposition, made her the most remarkable woman of her generation.'
  18. 'The people in China have traditional respect for scholarship and knowledge.'
  19. 'Technology has evolved; knowledge has evolved - and so has the number of computers online.'
  20. 'Conceptual change has huge consequences for those attempting to organize knowledge for retrieval and use.'
  21. 'As a rationalist, he believed that the only path to true knowledge was through logic.'
  22. 'One begins the long epistemological road to true knowledge via desire.'
  23. 'However, we must here recognize that to Kant, consciousness, and thus, knowledge, is specific to the domain of the human being.'
Awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation.
  1. 'he denied all knowledge of the incidents'
  2. 'Close friends and family reportedly knew, but his sexuality was not public knowledge.'
  3. 'Pakistan were content to bat out for a draw on the last day, secure in the knowledge that they only had to protect their 1 - 0 lead.'
  4. 'Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, including a lorry driver who may have been involved in the incident without his knowledge.'
  5. 'He also says other executives committed accounting irregularities without his knowledge.'
  6. 'Then you could have spyware software running on your computer without your knowledge.'
  7. 'They thrive on risk, happy in the knowledge that the greater the risks taken then the greater the potential rewards.'
  8. 'The infected computers can then be used to attack a Web site without their owners' knowledge.'
  9. 'If you've got a pension, do you feel secure in the knowledge that your money is in safe hands?'
  10. 'He denied all knowledge of the bank robbery, but police were able to detain him on a technicality.'
  11. 'Angry residents claim a mobile phone mast was installed near their homes without their knowledge.'
Sexual intercourse.

    More definitions

    1. acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition: knowledge of many things.

    2. familiarity or conversance, as with a particular subject or branch of learning: A knowledge of accounting was necessary for the job.

    3. acquaintance or familiarity gained by sight, experience, or report: a knowledge of human nature.

    4. the fact or state of knowing; the perception of fact or truth; clear and certain mental apprehension.

    5. awareness

    More examples(as adjective)

    "understandings can be knowledge."

    "systems can be knowledge."

    "rules can be knowledge."

    "constraints can be knowledge."

    "acquisitions can be knowledge."

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    Origin

    Middle English (originally as a verb in the sense ‘acknowledge, recognize’, later as a noun): from an Old English compound based on cnāwan (see know).

    Phrase

    come to someone's knowledge
    to (the best of) someone's knowledge