explicit knowledge

  

Definition

Articulated knowledge, expressed and recorded as words, numbers, codes, mathematical and scientific formulae, and musical notations. Explicit knowledge is easy to communicate, store, and distribute and is the knowledge found in books, on the web, and other visual and oral means. Opposite of tacit knowledge.

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  • Her ingeniousness was plain to see as she was rich both in explicit knowledge, especially mathematics, as well as tacit knowledge.

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  • The explicit knowledge of the software engineering expert was demonstrated in the drawings he generated during the meeting for us.

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  • With all my recent research I've done on naturally local amphibians I have plenty of explicit knowledge I can easily distribute and share with my colleagues once my work is finished.

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