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Dictionary definition for: Knowing

1. (n) clear and certain mental apprehension

2. (s) evidencing the possession of inside information

3. (s) by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage" "a knowing attempt to defraud" "a willful waste of time"

4. (s) alert and fully informed; "politically aware" "a knowing collector of rare books" "the most...technically aware of the novelists under thirty"- W.S.Graham; "surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on"

5. (s) highly educated; having extensive information or understanding; "an enlightened public" "knowing instructors" "a knowledgeable critic" "a knowledgeable audience"

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