Awareness vs. Knowledge

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Awareness and Knowledge is that the Awareness is a state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects, or sensory patterns and Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something (facts, information, descriptions, skills) which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning; theoretical or practical understanding of a subject

  • Awareness

    Awareness is the ability to directly know and perceive, to feel, or to be cognizant of events. More broadly, it is the state of being conscious of something. Another definition describes it as a state wherein a subject is aware of some information when that information is directly available to bring to bear in the direction of a wide range of behavioral actions. The concept is often synonymous to consciousness and is also understood as being consciousness itself.The states of awareness are also associated with the states of experience so that the structure represented in awareness is mirrored in the structure of experience.

  • Knowledge

    Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning.

    Knowledge can refer to a theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); it can be more or less formal or systematic. In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology; the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as “justified true belief”, though this definition is now thought by some analytic philosophers to be problematic because of the Gettier problems, while others defend the platonic definition. However, several definitions of knowledge and theories to explain it exist.

    Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, communication, and reasoning; while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgement in human beings.

  • Awareness (noun)

    The state or level of consciousness where sense data can be confirmed by an observer.

    “I gradually passed from sleep to full awareness.”

  • Awareness (noun)

    The state or quality of being aware of something

    “The awareness of one type of idea naturally fosters an awareness of another idea”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    The fact of knowing about something; general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, situation etc. from 14th c.

    “His knowledge of Iceland was limited to what he’d seen on the Travel Channel.”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Awareness of a particular fact or situation; a state of having been informed or made aware of something. from 14th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Intellectual understanding; the state of appreciating truth or information. from 14th c.

    “Knowledge consists in recognizing the difference between good and bad decisions.”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Familiarity or understanding of a particular skill, branch of learning etc. from 14th c.

    “Does your friend have any knowledge of hieroglyphs, perchance?”

    “A secretary should have a good knowledge of shorthand.”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Justified true belief

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Sexual intimacy or intercourse (now usually in phrase carnal knowledge). from 15th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Information or intelligence about something; notice. 15th-18th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    The total of what is known; all information and products of learning. from 16th c.

    “His library contained the accumulated knowledge of the Greeks and Romans.”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Something that can be known; a branch of learning; a piece of information; a science. from 16th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Acknowledgement. 14th-16th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    Notice, awareness. 17th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    The deep familiarity with certain routes and places of interest required by taxicab drivers working in London, England.

  • Knowledge (verb)

    To confess as true; to acknowledge. 13th-17th c.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject

    “a thirst for knowledge”

    “her considerable knowledge of antiques”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    the sum of what is known

    “the transmission of knowledge”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    information held on a computer system.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    true, justified belief; certain understanding, as opposed to opinion.

  • Knowledge (noun)

    awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation

    “the programme had been developed without his knowledge”

    “he denied all knowledge of the incidents”

  • Knowledge (noun)

    sexual intercourse.

Oxford Dictionary

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