(1)   The psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning


From , from knowen "to recognize, know" from + a suffix derived from Old English verbal suffix denoting activity, from a verbal noun suffix, cf.


  1. Relevant information that one is able to recall from memory.
  2. All cognitive expectancies that an individual or organization actor uses to interpret situations and to generate activities.
  3. A specific body of knowledge of any kind, on some subject or in some field.
  4. Awareness resulting from informing.
    He completed it entirely without my knowledge.
  5. Acquired information gained through personal experiences making it unique for each individual.
  6. The knowable, potential knowledge
  7. The product of assumption.
  8. Recognition of cause and effect.
  9. Sexual intercourse; rare except in Biblical context

Usage notes

  • Adjectives often used with “knowledge”: extensive, deep, superficial, theoretical, practical, useful, working, encyclopedic, public, private, scientific, tacit, explicit, general, specialized, special, broad, declarative, procedural, etc.

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