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- the knowledge that stems from previous experience.
- I had no prior knowledge of linguistics, but that didn't stop me from writing a dictionary.
- (law) knowledge of a set of circumstances sufficient to make actions based on those circumstances wrongful
- The defendant was convicted because the prosecutor proved the defendant's prior knowledge of the victim's particular vulnerability.
- Existing knowledge before one begins learning a subject, language, etc.