knowledge


knowledge
knowledge knowl‧edge [ˈnɒlɪdʒ ǁ ˈnɑː-] noun [uncountable]
facts, skills and understanding gained through learning or experience:

• Given its market knowledge, Price Waterhouse was able to provide a useful insight into each supplier.

knowledge of

• Auditors' knowledge of their client company means they are well-placed to judge the likelihood of company survival.

ˌtacit ˈknowledge
HUMAN RESOURCES the type of knowledge that you gain through personal experience of working in an organization, but that is not written down and is difficult to share:

• Tacit knowledge is hard to verbalize because it cannot be reduced to rules.

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knowledge UK US /ˈnɒlɪdʒ/ noun
skill in, understanding of, or information about something, which a person gets by experience or study: »

acquire/gain/have knowledge

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possess/lack knowledge

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People working in stores need better product knowledge.

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business/scientific/technical knowledge

deny all/any knowledge of sth »

The chairman denies all knowledge of any foreign accounts.

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Applicants should have a working knowledge of computer-aided design systems.

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detailed/extensive/basic knowledge

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business/scientific/technical knowledge

to my knowledge — Cf. to my knowledge
See also EXPLICIT KNOWLEDGE(Cf. ↑explicit knowledge), IMPLICIT KNOWLEDGE(Cf. ↑implicit knowledge), TACIT KNOWLEDGE(Cf. ↑tacit knowledge)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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