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- n. Alternative spelling of know-how.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the knowledge and skill required to do something; practical knowledge for a specific task.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something
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An American fire and casualty company wanted to market life insurance and acquire certain "knowhow".
His scientific knowhow is matched only by his egocentricity, which makes Simon an incredibly entertaining character to watch.
It's 19th-century Yankee "knowhow," technology and democracy vs. alien totalitarianism.
Add a few valves, some PVC pipe, gravity, glue, and "knowhow" and voila!
Nor is this a mere question of nomenclature, unless politics is conceived as being concerned (as it usually is) not with means, skills, methods, technique, "knowhow" (whether or not governed by unbreakable rules of its own), but with an independent kingdom of ends of its own, sought for their own sake; unless politics is conceived as a substitute for ethics.
After apparently being told by a little birdie that Lovells would be sharing its 'knowhow' resources with its Ilfa candidate, Ilfa director and Baring Asset Management general counsel Sandie Okoro got up and made the official announcement, much to the surprise of the firm and the amusement of everyone else.
The prosecution said that Chalomish was a wealthy man who took up with Nasir Abbas, 54, a convicted dealer, who had the "knowhow" and the contacts in the drug trade, and that the rabbi was the financier in the operation.
The "knowhow" is already in the public domain as proven by the Nth Country Experiment.
People with better technical knowhow will have an advantage.
I pointed out that if you dropped me alone in the middle of a forest rich with fish, game and edible plants, I would still starve, because of my lack of knowhow.