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knowledge

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1 a body of facts learned by study or experience

  • the forest ranger shared some of his vast knowledge of the woods with us
  • a knowledge of local customs
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2 the understanding and information gained from being educated

  • the purpose of the tests is to evaluate how much knowledge you have gained in a particular subject
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3 a state of being aware

  • my knowledge that I was watching a true story made the film more compelling
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knowledge, learning, erudition, scholarship mean what is or can be known by an individual or by humankind. knowledge applies to facts or ideas acquired by study, investigation, observation, or experience.
    • rich in the knowledge of human nature
learning applies to knowledge acquired especially through formal, often advanced, schooling.
    • a book that demonstrates vast learning
erudition strongly implies the acquiring of profound, recondite, or bookish learning.
    • an erudition unusual even in a scholar
scholarship implies the possession of learning characteristic of the advanced scholar in a specialized field of study or investigation.
    • a work of first-rate literary scholarship


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