One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A store of information or data that is available to draw on.
- ‘Members of a profession or occupational community share a common understanding and knowledge base.’
- ‘This represents a significant corporate knowledge base that can identify where the problems typically occur in a given area of expertise.’
- ‘Their routine contacts with many non-governmental organizations further broaden their knowledge base.’
- ‘The problem solving skills and communication skills that must accompany a sound knowledge base are difficult to assess.’
- ‘Our current knowledge base rests on small studies and special surveillance systems, with a few examples of survey data.’
- ‘Foreign students often remain in the United States for research jobs, contributing to the nation's knowledge base.’
- ‘Finally, a clinical decision support system is only as effective as its underlying knowledge base, which changes rapidly as medical science evolves.’
- ‘These data you collect become a living knowledge base from which you can draw to better serve your customers.’
- ‘Not to say that engineers don't disagree or have their own theories; they just have a more objective knowledge base from which to make decisions.’
- ‘The fact that a knowledge base is satisfactory is not in itself a guarantee that the doctor is practising well.’
- ‘The existing knowledge base lacks information on at least four key areas of mental health care and delivery.’
- ‘Its knowledge base will depend on the way in which it recruits, trains, and promotes its staff and also on its cooperative ethic.’
- ‘CBL promotes active learning by mature students who can integrate new knowledge in their existing knowledge base.’
- ‘Public policy topics will expand our knowledge base in the legislative and regulatory arenas and inspire attendees to become politically active.’
- ‘Diligent succession planning, including greater use of knowledge management practices, will be key to preserving our knowledge base.’
- ‘Successful IT workers again had to expand their knowledge base and add networking and connectivity skills to their repertoire.’
- ‘In addition, psychology has the scientific knowledge base to help shape policies on children's mental health.’
- ‘They also want to build the organization's knowledge base of habitat and fishing patterns.’
- ‘Increasing your knowledge base with continuing education is the best way to maintain your flexibility and value.’
- ‘Individuals can benefit from increasing their knowledge base.’
2The underlying set of facts, assumptions, and rules which a computer system has available to solve a problem.
- ‘Some programmed characteristics are associated with specific units resident in the system's knowledge base.’
- ‘Following a year of development, CESA had 246 rules in its knowledge base.’
- ‘Finally in the management layer there is a knowledge base that includes system topology, calendars, activity logs and policy information.’
- ‘Key technical issues such as system performance and creation of a single knowledge base were resolved.’
- ‘The learning system constantly evolves new behaviors in the test knowledge base and evaluates them against its simulation model.’
- ‘It includes a broad knowledge base and is easy to navigate - no flashing, irritating banners or distracting gizmos.’
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