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knowledge

noun 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 people generally: Her knowledge of English grammar is very extensive. He has a limited knowledge of French. 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 personal experience and information) serve good food. [U] the state of knowing about or being familiar with something: The government 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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