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Definition 1: a clear and certain mental apprehension - [noun denoting cognition]

(knowing is a kind of ...) cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use

(... is a kind of knowing ) having knowledge of

"he had no awareness of his mistakes" "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced" "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"

(... is a kind of knowing ) a lack of knowledge or recognition

(... is a kind of knowing ) the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people

"he is always in the know"

(... is a kind of knowing ) range of what one can know or understand

"beyond my ken"

(... is a kind of knowing ) seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing

(... is a kind of knowing ) the cognitive condition of someone who understands

"he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

Definition 2: highly educated; having extensive information or understanding - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where knowing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • knowing instructors
  • a knowledgeable critic
  • a knowledgeable audience

Synonyms for knowing in the sense of this definition

(knowing is similar to ...) possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)

Definition 3: evidencing the possession of inside information - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for knowing in the sense of this definition

(knowing is similar to ...) having much knowledge or education

"an informed public" "informed opinion" "the informed customer"

Definition 4: characterized by conscious design or purpose - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where knowing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • intentional damage
  • a knowing act of fraud
  • a deliberate attempt to provoke a response

Synonyms for knowing in the sense of this definition

(knowing is similar to ...) resulting from one's intentions

"your intended trip abroad" "an intended insult"

Definition 5: alert and fully informed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where knowing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a knowing collector of rare books
  • surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on

Synonyms for knowing in the sense of this definition

(knowing is similar to ...) having much knowledge or education

"an informed public" "informed opinion" "the informed customer"

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