Knowledge is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand knowledge (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use knowledge in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of knowledge, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of knowledge, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
EXAMPLES - Knowledge in a Sentence
- Thus scientia 'is much narrower than our term knowledge'. (source)
- Not having the mechanism for exposing the knowledge is a failure. (source)
- We used the term knowledge because the aim was to go beyond software. (source)
- One parsimonious explanation for a gap in knowledge is human or personal ignorance. (source)
- In other words, he's see the fad as using the term knowledge in place of information. (source)
- This knowledge is the stock in trade of the highly paid dress designers, but it is innate to most girls. (source)
- That what we call knowledge is limited to those things either set down in Scripture or deduced therefrom? (source)
- The goal of access to knowledge is to improve access to all four of these components of the knowledge economy: (source)
- Complete knowledge is impossible; nay, what we call knowledge of any part of the system is inherently imperfect. (source)
- _For a knowledge of liberal sciences, but a controlled and exact knowledge_, forms men who will love the truth .... (source)
- The other vision: knowledge is not a classification of the world but an ongoing negotiation within knowledge communities. (source)
- I decided not to use the term knowledge worker in my paper given the origin of the name and the way it is (mis) used today. (source)
- Indeed, the word "acknowledged" -- the word used by Scott McCabe to characterize Cramer's statement -- derives from the word "knowledge." (source)
- Idealistically my knowledge is the most important thing I have brought with me here, even if it will be the last thing my neighbors will benefit from. (source)
- But let us turn to that knowledge which God has given, and which therefore does not admit of improvement by lapse of time, this is _religious knowledge_. (source)
- And the Master's answer would come in that clear, quiet voice of His, "yes, tarry: you have knowledge enough, but _knowledge is not enough_, there must be power." (source)
- Mike's concern that IF the supernatural were real and MN cannot address this that somehow it will miss certain knowledge is interesting from a philosophical perspective. (source)
- "I believe that before Mexico can realize a true understanding and stewardship of its natural resources, we must first achieve what I call the knowledge revolution," concludes (source)
- Yes, we are knowledge machines, but Deutsch is really using the term "knowledge" in a more expansive and at the same time, a more precise way than most readers will first assume. (source)
- He has disgraced his agency and himself in his actions, which to my knowledge is the only federal agency to have challenged the transition review teams now at work in the government. (source)
- Physicists, novelists, logicians, and art historians have recognized for some time that what we call our knowledge of reality consists of images of it that we ourselves have fashioned. (source)
- I am using the term knowledge in its widest possible sense; and the question is, what subjects to select by training and discipline, in which the object I have just defined may be best attained. (source)
- For the cure of these evils Arnold's proposed remedy was Culture, which he defined as a knowledge of the best that has been thought and done in the world and a desire to make the best ideas prevail. (source)
- Besides when the statute speaks of "knowledge," aside from the expression "wilfully" it means _knowledge_ as a _fact_ -- not any _forced presumption of knowledge_ against the clear facts of the case. (source)
- That is the point that the student ought to grasp; this knowledge of God, not the belief in Him, not the faith in Him, not only vague idea concerning Him, but the _knowledge_ of Him, is possible to man. (source)
- This certain knowledge is results of our very strong values, that is guiding our way of life, and unshakable belief in; Santa Clause, Tooth Friaries, and all manner of Hobgoblins, not forgetting the Pixies. (source)
- The best way to improve in knowledge is to abide and abound in all the instances of serious godliness; for, if any man do his will, he shall know of the doctrine of Christ, shall know more and more of it, John vii. (source)
- '_Generally_,' he says, '_let this be a rule_, that all partitions of knowledge be accepted rather for LINES and VEINS, than for _sections_ and _separations_, and that _the continuance and entireness of knowledge_ be preserved. (source)
- As always, I try to respond that unfortunately my knowledge is all I have to offer, but just how hollow does that sound when my knowledge is paltry and un-translated, and when my new PC-issued TREK mountain bike just arrived yesterday? (source)
- He thinks that you were drowned -- as, indeed, so did I-- the time that you were thrown overboard without my knowledge -- mind that, _without my knowledge_ -- and your father in his madness thinks he is commissioned by God to avenge your death. (source)
- "To proclaim your knowledge is assured because you know something about science because you read Science Fiction is akin to those people who watch medical soap-operas and remember how to apply the Heimlich Manoeuvre to save someone's life from choking." (source)
- Hence a knowledge of Physics, particularly the physics which Democritus taught, was needful to deliver men from false hopes and false fears.  (ii.) _Ignorance of the nature of man, of his faculties, powers, and the sources and limits of his knowledge_, from whence arise illusions, prejudices, and errors. (source)
- Irrespective of Plato's position, it is easy to perceive that the term knowledge is used to denote things as far apart as intimate and vital personal realization, -- a conviction gained and tested in experience, -- and a second-handed, largely symbolic, recognition that persons in general believe so and so -- a devitalized remote information. (source)
- Brahmans, that of the Aupanishadas, which has laid down for its first doctrine that _works are for the sake of understanding_, that the practice of ritual is of value only as a help to the mystic knowledge of the All. But here they have not halted; they have gone a further step, and declared that _knowledge once attained, works become needless_. (source)
- Boulting's search for the stars, however, proved frustrating; his only interviewees, excluding those actually involved in proceedings, were the Russian darts player Anastasia Dobromyslova and the former television personality Angus Loughran, neither of whom to the best of my knowledge is a cage fighter? though they'd probably be fairly well-matched. (source)
- It is plain that the temptation under which man fell in paradise was this, an ambitious curiosity after knowledge which was not allowed him: next came the desire of the eyes and the flesh, but the forbidden tree was called the tree of _knowledge_; the Tempter _promised_ knowledge; and after the fall Almighty God pronounced, as in the text, that man had gained it. (source)
- I take it that the whole object of education is, in the first place, to train the faculties of the young in such a manner as to give their possessors the best chance of being happy  and useful in their generation; and, in the second place, to furnish them with the most important portions of that immense capitalised experience of the human race which we call knowledge of various kinds. (source)
- _Sound knowledge_, a _sound head_, _strong faith_, and _great grace_ -- all these combined -- may indeed preserve one whom the necessity of his position may lead into un-Catholic schools; but no one will deny that this anti-Catholic literature must exercise a most baneful influence over all those who, without sufficient preparation from nature or grace, plunge into it, in the pursuit of amusement or knowledge. (source)
- If the imagery of logic or passion ever comes to convey _knowledge_, it does so by virtue of a concomitant physical adjustment to external things; for the nerve of real or transcendent knowledge is the notice which one part of the world may take of another part; and it is this momentous cognisance, no matter what intangible feelings may supply terms for its prosody, that enlarges the mind to some practical purpose and informs it about the world. (source)
- The reason why parents are to be consulted is, because they deliberate from judgement, knowledge, and love; from _judgement_, because they are in an advanced age, which excels in judgement, and discerns what is suitable and unsuitable: from _knowledge_, in respect to both the suitor and their daughter; in respect to the suitor they procure information, and in respect to their daughter they already know; wherefore they conclude respecting both with united discernment: from (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 45.0, which suggests that "knowledge" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 46 synonyms for knowledge.
ability, accomplishments, acquaintance, apprehension, attainments, awareness, cognition, comprehension, consciousness, dirt, discernment, doctrine, dogma, dope, education, enlightenment, erudition, expertise, facts, familiarity, goods, grasp, inside story, insight, instruction, intelligence, judgment, know-how, learning, light, lore, observation, philosophy, picture, power, principles, proficiency, recognition, scholarship, schooling, science, scoop, substance, theory, tuition, wisdom
We have 11 antonyms for knowledge.
clumsiness, ignorance, impotence, inability, inanity, incompetence, ineptness, misunderstanding, stupidity, unbelief, weakness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of knowledge from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The state or fact of knowing.
- (noun) Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study.
- (noun) The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned.
- (noun) Learning; erudition: teachers of great knowledge.
- (noun) Specific information about something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.
- (noun) That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural.
- (noun) That which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.
- (noun) That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill.
- (noun) Scope of information; cognizance; notice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The state of being or of having become aware of fact or truth; intellectual recognition of or acquaintance with fact or truth; the condition of knowing.
- (noun) A perception, judgment, or idea which is in accord with fact or truth; that which is known.
- (noun) Acquaintance with things ascertained or ascertainable; acquired information; learning.
- (noun) Practical understanding; familiarity gained by actual experience; acquaintance with any fact or person: as, a knowledge of seamanship; I have no knowledge of the man.
- (noun) Specific information; notification; advertisement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning