knowledge Idioms & Phrases


background knowledge

  • noun information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
    background.
    • the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident
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book of knowledge

  • noun an elementary encyclopedia dealing with general knowledge
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Carnal knowledge

  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
    congress; intercourse; sexual intercourse; sex act; sexual relation; sexual congress; relation; copulation; coitus; coition.
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  • sexual intercourse; used especially of an unlawful act on the part of the man.
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common knowledge

  • noun anything generally known to everyone
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general knowledge

  • noun knowledge that is available to anyone
    general knowledge.
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knowledge base

  • noun the content of a particular field of knowledge
    knowledge base; domain.
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knowledge domain

  • noun the content of a particular field of knowledge
    knowledge base; domain.
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public knowledge

  • noun knowledge that is available to anyone
    general knowledge.
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royal society of london for improving natural knowledge

  • noun an honorary English society (formalized in 1660 and given a royal charter by Charles II in 1662) through which the British government has supported science
    Royal Society.
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scientific knowledge

  • noun knowledge accumulated by systematic study and organized by general principles
    • mathematics is the basis for much scientific knowledge
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self-knowledge

  • noun an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities
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Self`-knowl"edge noun

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  1. Knowledge of one's self, or of one's own character, powers, limitations, etc.
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thirst for knowledge

  • noun curiosity that motivates investigation and study
    desire to know; lust for learning.
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traditional knowledge

  • noun knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote
    lore.
    • early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend
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tree of knowledge

  • noun the biblical tree in the Garden of Eden whose forbidden fruit was tasted by Adam and Eve
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unlawful carnal knowledge

  • noun forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals
    criminal congress.
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