knowledge - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] all the facts that someone knows about a particular subject

    The teacher’s comments are designed to help improve your knowledge and understanding.

    knowledge of/about:

    Solicitors should possess detailed knowledge of certain aspects of the law.

    Candidates for the job must have a working knowledge of at least one European language.

    1. a.
      all the facts that are known about different things or about life generally

      the pursuit of knowledge

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the fact that someone knows about something, especially something bad

    We had no knowledge of the incident.

    knowledge of:

    Daniels has denied all knowledge of the events.

    knowledge that:

    The staff had no knowledge that the company was in trouble.

    in/with the knowledge that:

    I say this in the knowledge that nothing will be done.