Notebook, 1993-



Perceived, Recognized, Discerned . . . . to be acquainted or familiar with . . . . Have experience of [i.e., what is or can be known by an individual or by mankind] . . . . . To Know . . . . A known quanitity

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Known Familiar; generally recognized [a __ authority on art].

1 Know vb [ME, fr. OE, cnáwan; akin to OHG bichnáan to recognize, L gnoscere, noscere to come to know, GK gignáskein] vt [bef. 12c] 1a: [1]: to perceive directly; have direct cognition of [2]: to recognize the nature of: Discern b [1]: to recognize as being the same as something previously known [2]: to be acquainted or familiar with [3]: to have experience of 2a: to be aware of the truth or factuality of: be convinced or certain of b: to have a practical understanding of [__s how to write] 3 archaic: to have sexual intercourse with -vi 1: to have knowledge 2: to be or become cognizant -sometimes used interjectionally with you esp. as a filler in informal speech -kowable -knower n. -know from: to have knowledge of [didnÍt know from sibling rivaly -Penny Marshall]

2 Know n [1592]: Knowledge -in the know: in possession of exclusive knowledge or information: broadly; Well-Informed

Knowledge n [ME knowlege, fr. knowleschen to acknowledge, irreg. fr. knowen] [14c] 1 obs: Cognizance 2a: [1]: the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association [2]: the range of oneÍs information or understanding [answered to the best of my __] c: the circumstance or condition of apprehending truth or fact through reasoning: Cognition d: the fact or condition of having information or of being learned [a sum of what is known: the body of truth, information, and principles acquired by mankind b archaic: a branch of learning
-syn Knowledge, Learning, Erudition, Scholarship mean what is or can be known by an individual or by mankind. Knowledge applies to facts or ideas acquired by study, investigation, observation, or experience [rich in the knowledge of human nature]. Learning applies to knowledge acquired esp. through formal, often advanced, schooling [a book that demonstrates vast learning]. Erudition strongly implies the acquiring of profound, recondite, or bookish learning [an eruditoin unusual even in a scholar]. Scholarship implies the possession of learning characteristic of the advanced scholar in a specialized field of study or investigation [a work of first-rate literary scholarship]

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]

Know To perceive or understand clearly and with certaintly. 2. to have fixed in the mind or memory: to know a poem by heart. 3. to be cognizant or aware of: be acquainted with, as by sight, experience, or report . . .

A Known Quantity. Math. a quantity whose value is given: in algebra, frequently represented by a letter from the first part of the alphabet, as a, b, or c.

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]



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