know-how

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: knowhow and Know-how

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

American English, 1838.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

know-how (uncountable)

  1. The knowledge and skill to be able to (do something correctly).
    Synonym: expertise
    Marlo has the know-how to fix your computer.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “know-how”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  2. ^ know-how”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Recent direct loan from English know-how

Noun[edit]

know-how

  1. know-how

Synonyms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English know-how.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /noˈaw/, /noˈwaw/, (careful style) /noˈhaw/[1]
  • Rhymes: -aw

Noun[edit]

know-how m (invariable)

  1. know-how

References[edit]

  1. ^ know how in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English know-how.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

know-how m (plural know-hows)

  1. know-how
    Synonyms: saber-fazer, savoir-faire

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:know-how.


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English know-how.

Noun[edit]

know-how n (uncountable)

  1. know-how

Declension[edit]