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Synonyms

knowledge

noun

all the facts that someone knows about a particular subject

understanding

noun

knowledge about a particular subject, process, or situation

information

noun

knowledge or facts about someone or something

experience

noun

knowledge and skill that is gained through time spent doing a job or activity

expertise

noun

special skill or knowledge that you get from experience, training, or study

awareness

noun

knowledge or understanding of a subject, issue, or situation

sensitivity

noun

a natural understanding of something, and a natural reaction to it

consciousness

noun

the knowledge or understanding that something exists or is important

familiarity

noun

knowledge of something because you have learnt about it or experienced it before

lore

noun

traditional knowledge about nature and their culture that people get from their parents and other older people, not from books

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acquaintance

noun

formal knowledge or experience of a person or subject

affinity

noun

a natural understanding of something

awareness

noun

relating to increasing people’s awareness

cognition

noun

in psychology, the process by which you recognize and understand things

cognizance

noun

formal the process by which you recognize and understand something

command of something

knowledge of a particular subject, especially the ability to speak a foreign language

depth

noun

the great amount of knowledge or information that a person has or a piece of writing contains

discrimination

noun

formal the ability to recognize the difference between things

EI

abbreviation

emotional intelligence: the ability to understand your own feelings and those of other people, and to consider other people’s feelings when making decisions

emotional intelligence

noun

the ability to understand your own personal feelings and those of other people, and to consider other people’s feelings when making decisions

erudition

noun

formal great knowledge gained through reading or studying

experience

noun

the knowledge that you get from life and from being in a lot of different situations

familiarity

noun

the fact that something is well known to you or easily recognized by you

foreknowledge

noun

formal knowledge of events before they happen

general knowledge

noun

knowledge about a wide range of subjects rather than detailed knowledge of a particular subject

grounding

noun

a basic knowledge of a subject

hindsight

noun

the opportunity to judge or understand past events using knowledge that you have gained since then

idea

noun

information or knowledge that you have about something

intimate knowledge of something

detailed knowledge of something

know-how

noun

informal knowledge that is needed to do something, usually something practical

knowledge

noun

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

knowledge

noun

the fact that someone knows about something, especially something bad

learning

noun

knowledge that someone has gained, especially by studying

literacy

noun

the ability to read and write

mastery

noun

great knowledge or skill

overview

noun

knowledge of the main features of something

point of reference

noun

information or experience that you already have that helps you to understand or deal with a new situation

realization

noun

the process of understanding something, or the moment when this happens

self-discovery

noun

new knowledge and understanding that you get about your feelings and about the type of person that you are

self-knowledge

noun

good understanding of your own thoughts, feelings, abilities etc

sophistication

noun

the quality of knowing and understanding a lot about a complicated subject

wisdom

noun

knowledge that you have gained over a long period

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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