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.
46) Under the current products liability regime, in a court that applies strict liability for failure to warn and requires manufacturers to provide warnings of all objectively knowable ADIs regardless of the cost or infeasibility of applying the existing technology, the manufacturer will be liable for the harm resulting from this interaction.
They can provide verified facts to a large audience and separate the knowable from the merely speculative.
To wit: Acknowledge the other side's concerns; encourage joint fact-finding; offer contingency plans to minimize any adverse effects and promise to compensate victims of knowable but unintended effects; accept responsibility, admit mistakes, and share power; act in a trustworthy fashion at all times; and build long-term relationships.
All that is possible actual in orbit or semi-orbit no known phenomena no knowable thought elusive nominalism Constraint is a secondness swimming out to sea Europe Between an interpretant and its object in playspace the heart's free interim Macbeth's crude sacrilege deeper even Spent those last years not writing his paper on misery I remember all the time now remember the brood the fret
recently held that drug manufacturers are subject to strict liability, rather than simple negligence, for failure to warn of known or knowable pharmaceutical risks.
Furthermore, the court said that inaction or action by the FDA is admissible "to show whether a risk was known or reasonably scientifically knowable.
In the mechanical paradigm that defined science for more than 300 years, all of nature was knowable - subject to observation and the laws of mathematics.
God somehow became knowable," explains William Thompson, professor of theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A chapter on the culture of Gothic deftly explores the masculine and feminine forms in which Gothic makes its characteristic turn away from real life into the world of the imagination, but by clearly distinguishing the 'pastness' and 'remoteness' of Gothic from that special understanding of history and place taken over by Scott from thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, the strangeness of the essentially exotic is set off from the Waverley experience of transportation into an unfamiliar but contiguous and knowable past.
Endowed with a meticulous talent as an investigative journalist, a facility with words and a Swiftian satiric sensibility, he developed a theological aptitude that enabled him to comment, as the Latins used to say, on everything knowable and a few others.