- 1Facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject: a thirst for knowledge her considerable knowledge of antiquesMore example sentences
understanding, comprehension, grasp, grip, command, mastery, apprehension; expertise, skill, proficiency, expertness, accomplishment, adeptness, capacity, capability; French savoir faire• informal know-howlearning, erudition, education, scholarship, letters, schooling, science; wisdom, enlightenment, philosophyfamiliarity with, acquaintance with, conversance with, intimacy withinformation, facts, data, intelligence, news, reports; lore
- The goal of science education is not only to help students acquire scientific knowledge, but to understand its development.
- All of these plans require insider knowledge in order to carry out the operation in a timely and accurate manner.
- The book reveals the author's encyclopaedic knowledge of the hundreds of aristocratic families and their houses all over Ireland.
- 1.1The sum of what is known: the transmission of knowledgeMore example sentences
- These steps opened the doors to the transmission of ideas and knowledge from Europe.
- I wondered too if we will ever find a way for a more efficient transmission of knowledge.
- Renaissance science also received added impetus from the increased transmission of knowledge between east and west.
- 1.2Information held on a computer system.More example sentences
- One goal for writing this software was to categorize knowledge for easy future retrieval by multiple users.
- The server now has enough knowledge to honor a data transfer request from the client.
- Technology has evolved; knowledge has evolved - and so has the number of computers online.
- 1.3 Philosophy True, justified belief; certain understanding, as opposed to opinion.More example sentences
- However, almost all internalists will agree that knowledge entails justified true belief.
- So the true question of objective knowledge is: how can I know the world as it is?
- One begins the long epistemological road to true knowledge via desire.
- 2Awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation: the programme had been developed without his knowledge he denied all knowledge of the incidentsMore example sentences
- Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, including a lorry driver who may have been involved in the incident without his knowledge.
- If your computer is permanently connected, the chances are that, sooner or later, an attempt will be made to access it without your knowledge.
- The thefts only came to light when one customer noticed that money had been taken from her account without her knowledge.
come to someone's knowledge
- Become known to someone.More example sentences
- I felt sick when I thought of all the horrible things that could have been prevented if I'd taken action when the situation had come to my knowledge.
- It came to my knowledge that while we had been preparing for the match, Chelsea had a meeting with representatives of Mourinho.
- It has come to our knowledge that many properties had not been declared for property tax, undermining severely the tax collections.
to (the best of) someone's knowledge
- As far as someone knows; judging from the information someone has: the text is free of factual errors, to the best of my knowledgeMore example sentences
- I have no idea where these reports come from, but to my knowledge, there is absolutely nothing in it.
- Looking at that list I noted that only one player, Brian Lara, has never, to my knowledge, played in the Lancashire League.
- These findings were never made public to my knowledge.
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).