knowledge: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (nol'ij), [key]
- acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition: knowledge of many things.
- familiarity or conversance, as with a particular subject or branch of learning: A knowledge of accounting was necessary for the job.
- acquaintance or familiarity gained by sight, experience, or report: a knowledge of human nature.
- the fact or state of knowing; the perception of fact or truth; clear and certain mental apprehension.
- awareness, as of a fact or circumstance: He had knowledge of her good fortune.
- something that is or may be known; information: He sought knowledge of her activities.
- the body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time.
- the sum of what is known: Knowledge of the true situation is limited.
- sexual intercourse. Cf. carnal knowledge.
- according to the information available to one: To my knowledge he hasn't been here before.
- creating, involving, using, or disseminating special knowledge or information: A computer expert can always find a good job in the knowledge industry.
- knowledge (Thesaurus)