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Definition of Knowledge


  1. The act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.
  2. That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural.
  3. That which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.
  4. That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life.
  5. Scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge.
  6. Sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal; as, carnal knowledge.
  7. To acknowledge.

Knowledge Quotations

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Albert Einstein

Information is not knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
Albert Einstein

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
Albert Einstein
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Knowledge Translations

knowledge in Afrikaans is kennis
knowledge in Danish is kundskab
knowledge in Dutch is bekendheid, kennis, kunde
knowledge in German is Wissen, Kenntnis, Kenntnis, Wissen
knowledge in Italian is sapere, nozione
knowledge in Latin is gnaritas, conscientia, agnitio, scientia
knowledge in Norwegian is kunnskap, kjennskap
knowledge in Portuguese is conhecimento
knowledge in Spanish is conocimiento

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