know-how

know-how

[noh-hou]
noun
knowledge of how to do something; faculty or skill for a particular activity; expertise: Designing a computer requires a lot of know-how.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase know how

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know-how
 
n
1.  ingenuity, aptitude, or skill; knack
2.  commercial and saleable knowledge of how to do a particular thing; experience

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know-how definition


  1. n.
    the knowledge of how to do something. : I don't have the know-how to do this job.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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