paratviden

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From parat (ready, at-hand) +‎ viden (knowledge)

Noun[edit]

paratviden c

  1. ready knowledge, trivia (knowledge that can be recalled and communicated and/or used quickly (due to having been learnt beforehand))
    • 1998, Matematik for Lærere. 2 Kultur, Kundskab, Gyldendal Uddannelse →ISBN, page 54
      Dette kapitel har vist, at det kan være gavnligt at være velbevandret i algebra, og at paratviden inden for området er en nødvendighed - og en fordel.
      This chapter has shown that it may be beneficial to be well-versed in algebra, and that trivia within the area is a necessity - and an advantage.
    • 1986, Flemming Juncker, Træk fra glemmebogen: 1968 og de sidste 25 års økonomiske forvirring
      I gymnasieskolen kom det til at gå lidt bedre i grundfagene, men opsplitningen i de mange gymnasielinier var med til at udrydde den almene paratviden.
      In the gymnasium, things went a little better in the basic subjects, but the division into the many linjer added to the effect of eradicating the many-faceted ready knowledge.
    • 2008, Gud, Menneske, Kosmos, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN, page 9
      For at kunne forske må man besidde en vis sum af paratviden, ...
      To be able to do research, one must possess a certain sum of trivia

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