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Knowledge vs. Understanding

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Knowledgenoun

The fact of knowing about something; general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, situation etc.

‘His knowledge of Iceland was limited to what he'd seen on the Travel Channel.’;

Understandingnoun

(uncountable) Mental, sometimes emotional process of comprehension, assimilation of knowledge, which is subjective by its nature.

Knowledgenoun

Awareness of a particular fact or situation; a state of having been informed or made aware of something.

Understandingnoun

(countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.

Knowledgenoun

Intellectual understanding; the state of appreciating truth or information.

‘Knowledge consists in recognizing the difference between good and bad decisions.’;

Understandingnoun

(countable) Opinion, judgement or outlook.

‘According to my understanding, the situation is quite perilous. I wonder if you see it this way, too.’;

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Knowledgenoun

Familiarity or understanding of a particular skill, branch of learning etc.

‘Does your friend have any knowledge of hieroglyphs, perchance?’; ‘A secretary should have a good knowledge of shorthand.’;

Understandingnoun

(countable) An informal contract; mutual agreement.

‘I thought we had an understanding - you do the dishes, and I throw the trash.’;

Knowledgenoun

(philosophical) Justified true belief

Understandingnoun

(countable) A reconciliation of differences.

‘The parties of the negotiation have managed to come to an understanding.’;

Knowledgenoun

Sexual intimacy or intercourse (now usually in phrase carnal knowledge).

Understandingnoun

(uncountable) Sympathy.

‘He showed much understanding for my problems when he heard about my past.’;

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Knowledgenoun

(obsolete) Information or intelligence about something; notice.

Understandingadjective

Showing compassion.

Knowledgenoun

The total of what is known; all information and products of learning.

‘His library contained the accumulated knowledge of the Greeks and Romans.’;

Understandingadjective

(dated) Knowing; skilful.

Knowledgenoun

(countable) Something that can be known; a branch of learning; a piece of information; a science.

Understandingverb

present participle of understand

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Knowledgenoun

(obsolete) Acknowledgement.

Understandingadjective

Knowing; intelligent; skillful; as, he is an understanding man.

Knowledgenoun

(obsolete) Notice, awareness.

Understandingnoun

The act of one who understands a thing, in any sense of the verb; knowledge; discernment; comprehension; interpretation; explanation.

Knowledgenoun

The deep familiarity with certain routes and places of interest required by taxicab drivers working in London, England.

Understandingnoun

An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences; harmony; anything mutually understood or agreed upon; as, to come to an understanding with another.

‘He hoped the loyalty of his subjects would concur with him in the preserving of a good understanding between him and his people.’;

Knowledgeverb

(obsolete) To confess as true; to acknowledge.

Understandingnoun

The power to understand; the intellectual faculty; the intelligence; the rational powers collectively conceived an designated; the higher capacities of the intellect; the power to distinguish truth from falsehood, and to adapt means to ends.

‘But there is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.’; ‘The power of perception is that which we call the understanding. Perception, which we make the act of the understanding, is of three sorts: 1. The perception of ideas in our mind; 2. The perception of the signification of signs; 3. The perception of the connection or repugnancy, agreement or disagreement, that there is between any of our ideas. All these are attributed to the understanding, or perceptive power, though it be the two latter only that use allows us to say we understand.’; ‘In its wider acceptation, understanding is the entire power of perceiving an conceiving, exclusive of the sensibility: the power of dealing with the impressions of sense, and composing them into wholes, according to a law of unity; and in its most comprehensive meaning it includes even simple apprehension.’;

Knowledgenoun

The act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.

‘Knowledge, which is the highest degree of the speculative faculties, consists in the perception of the truth of affirmative or negative propositions.’;

Understandingnoun

Specifically, the discursive faculty; the faculty of knowing by the medium or use of general conceptions or relations. In this sense it is contrasted with, and distinguished from, the reason.

‘I use the term understanding, not for the noetic faculty, intellect proper, or place of principles, but for the dianoetic or discursive faculty in its widest signification, for the faculty of relations or comparisons; and thus in the meaning in which "verstand" is now employed by the Germans.’;

Knowledgenoun

That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; - chiefly used in the plural.

‘There is a great difference in the delivery of the mathematics, which are the most abstracted of knowledges.’; ‘Knowledges is a term in frequent use by Bacon, and, though now obsolete, should be revived, as without it we are compelled to borrow "cognitions" to express its import.’; ‘To use a word of Bacon's, now unfortunately obsolete, we must determine the relative value of knowledges.’;

Understandingnoun

the cognitive condition of someone who understands;

‘he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect’;

Knowledgenoun

That which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.

‘Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.’; ‘Ignorance is the curse of God;Knowledge, the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.’;

Understandingnoun

the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises;

‘they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business’; ‘there was an understanding between management and the workers’;

Knowledgenoun

That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life.

‘Shipmen that had knowledge of the sea.’;

Understandingnoun

an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion;

‘his sympathies were always with the underdog’; ‘I knew I could count on his understanding’;

Knowledgenoun

Scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge.

‘Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldst take knowledge of me?’;

Understandingnoun

the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination;

‘we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil’;

Knowledgenoun

Sexual intercourse; - usually preceded by carnal; same as carnal knowledge.

Understandingadjective

characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy;

‘an understanding friend’;

Knowledgeverb

To acknowledge.

Understanding

Understanding is a psychological process related to an abstract or physical object, such as a person, situation, or message whereby one is able to use concepts to model that object. Understanding is a relation between the knower and an object of understanding.

Knowledgenoun

the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

Knowledgenoun

facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject

‘a thirst for knowledge’; ‘her considerable knowledge of antiques’;

Knowledgenoun

the sum of what is known

‘the transmission of knowledge’;

Knowledgenoun

information held on a computer system.

Knowledgenoun

true, justified belief; certain understanding, as opposed to opinion.

Knowledgenoun

awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation

‘the programme had been developed without his knowledge’; ‘he denied all knowledge of the incidents’;

Knowledgenoun

sexual intercourse.

Knowledge

Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts (descriptive knowledge), skills (procedural knowledge), or objects (acquaintance knowledge). By most accounts, knowledge can be acquired in many different ways and from many sources, including but not limited to perception, reason, memory, testimony, scientific inquiry, education, and practice.

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