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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

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Kofi Annan

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
William Shakespeare

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

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

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Charles Spurgeon
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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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