knowable


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know

 (nō)
v. knew (no͞o, nyo͞o), known (nōn), know·ing, knows
v.tr.
1. To perceive directly; grasp in the mind with clarity or certainty.
2. To regard as true beyond doubt: I know she won't fail.
3. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in: knows how to cook.
4. To have fixed in the mind: knows her Latin verbs.
5. To have experience of: "a black stubble that had known no razor" (William Faulkner).
6.
a. To perceive as familiar; recognize: I know that face.
b. To be acquainted with: He doesn't know his neighbors.
7. To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct: knows right from wrong.
8. To discern the character or nature of: knew him for a liar.
9. Archaic To have sexual intercourse with.
v.intr.
1. To possess knowledge, understanding, or information.
2. To be cognizant or aware.
Idioms:
know (someone) in the biblical sense
To have sexual relations with (someone).
in the know Informal
Possessing special or secret information.
you know Informal
Used parenthetically in conversation, as to fill pauses or educe the listener's agreement or sympathy: Please try to be, you know, a little quieter. How were we supposed to make camp in a storm like that, you know?

[Middle English knouen, from Old English cnāwan; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

know′a·ble adj.
know′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.knowable - capable of being known
unknowable - not knowable; "the unknowable mysteries of life"

knowable

adjective
Capable of being readily understood:
Translations
poznatelný

knowable

[ˈnəʊəbl] ADJconocible

knowable

adjden/die/das man wissen kann; it’s not knowabledas kann man nicht wissen

knowable

[ˈnəʊəbl] adjconoscibile
References in classic literature ?
Thus, by knowledge we mean knowledge the knowable; by the knowable, that which is to be apprehended by knowledge; by perception, perception of the perceptible; by the perceptible, that which is apprehended by perception.
I'm a frontiersman from the extreme edge of the Knowable, and I feel quite out of place when I leave my study and come into touch with all you great, rough, hulking creatures.
Both Plato's and Aristotle's first principles are unlike the sources in Daoism and early Confucianism in being distinct and knowable.
Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You And Me asks whether the Bible can be trusted for guidance in complicated modern times, and how readers can know its teachings--and it provides an introduction to Bible study that considers questions raised by Christians and non-believers alike.
If indeed the risk was knowable from the respondent's perspective, then the line of questioning followed the steps of risk management: Had the risk been identified, assessed, and responded to?
My fear, however, is of a belief system that holds "truth" as a knowable quantum that can be found.
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If you want to use what is knowable to your best advantage, be really clear about what you do not or cannot know.
The final section integrates the first two, arguing "there exist an originary, knowable, 'spirogenetic' essence that determines and motivates the whole form, function and development of an essentially subjective female self.
Chalmers is not moved by these cases, noting that: "the fact that a statement is not provable from the Peano axioms does not entail that it is not knowable a priori" (261.
The leaders of JPMorgan Chase & Co and Deutsche Bank said that lawmakers shouldn't risk a default on the nation's debt because the effects would be devastating and the consequences aren't knowable in advance.
To date, analysis has focused on the technologies that software enables, rather than the actual code that renders the city programmable and knowable in new ways.