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Meaning of “knowledge” in the English Dictionary

"knowledge" in British English

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knowledgenoun

uk   /ˈnɒl.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈnɑː.lɪdʒ/
B1 [S or U] understanding of or ​information about a ​subject that you get by ​experience or ​study, either ​known by one ​person or by ​peoplegenerally: Her knowledge ofEnglishgrammar is very ​extensive. He has alimited knowledge ofFrench. The ​details of the ​scandal are now common knowledge (= ​familiar to most ​people). She ​started to ​photograph the ​documents, ​safe in the knowledge that (= ​knowing that) she wouldn't be ​disturbed for at least an ​hour. In this ​town there are only a ​couple of ​restaurants that to my knowledge (= ​judging from my ​personalexperience and ​information)serve good ​food. [U] the ​state of ​knowing about or being ​familiar with something: They both deny all knowledge of the ​affair. It has come/been ​brought to ​our knowledge (= we have ​discovered) that several ​computers have gone ​missing.

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(Definition of knowledge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"knowledge" in American English

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knowledgenoun [U]

 us   /ˈnɑl·ɪdʒ/
awareness, ​understanding, or ​information that has been ​obtained by ​experience or ​study, and that is either in a person’s ​mind or ​possessed by ​peoplegenerally: How will we use ​ourincreasingscientific knowledge? A ​lack of knowledge on the ​part of ​teachers is a ​realproblem. He has a ​limited knowledge of ​French. The ​ownerclaims the ​boat was being used without her knowledge. It was ​common knowledge that Lucy was ​superstitious about the ​number 13.
(Definition of knowledge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"knowledge" in Business English

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knowledgenoun

uk   us   /ˈnɒlɪdʒ/
skill in, ​understanding of, or ​information about something, which a ​person gets by ​experience or ​study: acquire/​gain/have knowledge possess/​lack knowledge People ​working in ​stores need better product knowledge. business/scientific/​technical knowledgedeny all/any knowledge of sth The ​chairman denies all knowledge of any ​foreignaccounts. Applicants should have a ​working knowledge ofcomputer-aideddesignsystems. detailed/extensive/basic knowledge business/scientific/​technical knowledge
to my knowledge (also to the best of my knowledge) judging from my ​personalexperience and ​information: To my knowledge, not one ​call was made to ​verify anything in my ​application for the ​job.
(Definition of knowledge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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