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Expertise and skills acquired by a person through experience or education that can be represented both from the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject, facts and information that connotes the possession of advanced skills knowledge (tacit knowledge) as well as possession of factual information (explicit knowledge). It also provides an environment and framework for evaluating and incorporating new experiences and information. It originates and is applied in the mind and consists of concepts that are available to process information and guide action. Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes, such as perception, learning, communication, association and reasoning and the development of own-self awareness. It is pragmatic as it enables people to act correctly, providing potential for action. [1]

See also: Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Analysis, Knowledge Architect, Knowledge Assets, Knowledge Audit, Knowledge Based System, Knowledge Brokering, Knowledge Community, Knowledge Construction, Knowledge Driven Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Fair, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Strategy, Knowledge Map, Knowledge Modeling, Knowledge Organization, Knowledge Repository, Knowledge Representation, Knowledge Retention, Knowledge Service Systems, Knowledge Services, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Systems, Knowledge Transfer

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  1. Wikipedia (17 April 2008), (17 April 2008), (17 April 2008), (17 April 2008), TIWANA, AMRIT, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT, THE; ORCHESTRATING IT, STRATEGY, AND KNOWLEDGE PLATFORMS, 2nd edition, ©2003. Electronically reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey