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Definitions of knowledge

  1.   That which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.
  2.   That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; - chiefly used in the plural.
  3.   The body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time, the cumulated sum of information, its volume and nature, in any civilization, period, or country.
  4.   A clear and certain perception of that which exists; that which is known; cognition; learning; erudition; skill from practice; acquaintance with any fact or person; cognizance; information; sexual intercourse.
  5.   Clear perception of a truth; learning; skill from practice; acquaintance; information.
  6.   To acknowledge.
  7.   The act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.
  8.   the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
  9.   Sexual intercourse; - usually preceded by carnal; as, carnal knowledge.
  10.   Assured belief; anything known; information; learning.
  11.   Certain perception; learning; that which is known; information; skill in anything.
  12.   Scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge.
  13.   Assured belief: that which is known: information, instruction: enlightenment, learning: practical skill.
  14.   That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life.
  15.   That which is known; information; learning.

Quotes of knowledge

  1. There is no stopping the world's tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few. – Van Wyck Brooks
  2. The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts, but of values. – William S. Burroughs
  3. The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability. – Chanakya
  4. Everyone, young and old, must have access to the knowledge and skills to participate in the evolving economy. – James H. Douglas
  5. The increased global linkages promote economic growth in the world through two key mechanisms: the division of labor and the international spillovers of knowledge – Toshihiko Fukui
  6. Yeah, my drum programming especially is based on my knowledge of playing a drum kit. For the bass too, definitely. It was the first thing that I translated any sort of ideas through. It must have shaped it somehow. – Tom Jenkinson
  7. It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business. – Dolley Madison
  8. Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man. – Phyllis McGinley
  9. I think Lenat is headed in the right direction, but someone needs to include a knowledge base about learning. – Marvin Minsky
  10. Learned men are the cisterns of knowledge not the fountainheads. – James Northcote
  11. Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. – Plato
  12. The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant. – Plato
  13. The channels of intuitive knowledge are opened according to the intensity of individual need. – Jane Roberts
  14. In rating ease of description as very important, we are essentially asserting a belief in quantitative knowledge a belief that most of the key questions in our world sooner or later demand answers to 'by how much?' rather than merely to 'in which direction?' – John Tuley
  15. I'll come to you with gifts of knowledge wisdom and truth. – Barry White

Usage examples for knowledge

  1. “ I didn't realize we had so much knowledge at our command. ” – Giants on the Earth by Sterner St. Paul Meek
  2. But the knowledge did him little good now. ” – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  3. Because I have worked very hard for fifty years, and sometimes I am discouraged at the little real good my knowledge has ever done. ” – Lola by Owen Davis
  4. The Bible is not a book of knowledge – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn
  5. Without my husband's knowledge nothing! ” – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  6. They may have been willing to spend money in Mr. Hanna's interest and without his knowledge – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard
  7. She had no knowledge of what war meant to him in his country. ” – Command by William McFee
  8. Am I to go and tell her to her face: 'I know what you are hiding from the knowledge of all the world; ' and is she to be expected to endure it?" ” – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  9. How can I say, O me of little knowledge – Bride of the Mistletoe by James Lane Allen
  10. It is only with the knowledge that your love is mine that I can hold high my head. ” – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  11. Knowledge was at hand. ” – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  12. Major Tidman killed Miss Wharf and gave the knowledge of his crime to Tung- yu. ” – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  13. As the tale was told to me, so, in turn, will I tell it over again, to the best of my art and knowledge – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  14. “ There's no real faith in thought and knowledge yet. ” – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  15. But the knowledge didn't make him feel any better. ” – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  16. But she didn't send me- I came without her knowledge – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  17. “ To him, with his knowledge of what his mother was, and such knowledge as he also had of that man, it did not seem possible. ” – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  18. So let me know as little as possible of your plans, for I may use my knowledge – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  19. Her heart she knew was Geoffrey's- it was the very knowledge of his love that made her so happy that day. ” – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies

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