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Definition of "knowledge" []

  • The state or fact of knowing. (noun)
  • Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study. (noun)
  • The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned. (noun)
  • Learning; erudition: teachers of great knowledge. (noun)
  • Specific information about something. (noun)
  • The facts, feelings, or experiences known by a person or group of people (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The state of knowing (noun)
  • Awareness, consciousness, or familiarity gained by experience or learning (noun)
  • Erudition or informed learning (noun)
  • Specific information about a subject (noun)
  • Sexual intercourse (obsolete except in the legal phrase carnal knowledge) (noun)

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Use "knowledge" in a sentence
  • "That is why Anscombe calls practical knowledge ˜knowledge without observation,™ meaning to exclude not only observation in the narrow sense but knowledge by inference (Anscombe 1963, p. 50)."
  • "This proposal that the concept of knowledge may have changed over time so that what we now call ˜knowledge™ may sometimes perform a different function to the one that our original concept of knowledge was supposed to track is clearly of central importance to debates about the value of knowledge, as Craig's account of objectification indicates."
  • "According to this, Harpo does not acquire any new factual knowledge, only ˜knowledge how™, in the form of the ability to respond directly to sounds, which he could not do before."