Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the knowledge and skill required to do something; practical knowledge for a specific task.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of know-how.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something

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Examples

  • An American fire and casualty company wanted to market life insurance and acquire certain "knowhow".

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  • His scientific knowhow is matched only by his egocentricity, which makes Simon an incredibly entertaining character to watch.

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  • It's 19th-century Yankee "knowhow," technology and democracy vs. alien totalitarianism.

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  • Add a few valves, some PVC pipe, gravity, glue, and "knowhow" and voila!

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  • Add a few valves, some PVC pipe, gravity, glue, and "knowhow" and voila!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The "knowhow" is already in the public domain as proven by the Nth Country Experiment.

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  • The "knowhow" is already in the public domain as proven by the Nth Country Experiment.

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