Difference between knowledge and understanding: 5 ways -wordnet [wnconnect]
Knowledge is closer to: “Perception”
Understanding is closer to: “Discernment”.
Knowledge is an attitude
Understanding is more akin to sympathy.
Knowledge is of the brain
Understanding is of the intellect.
In this one, knowledge and understanding seem to be identical/ interchangeable terms, at least to me.
Knowledge is a belief.
Understanding is an agreement.
Knowledge is a power/ability
Understanding is a reasoning/intellect.
I’m not sure which one of these I lean towards when I talk about the distinction between knowledge and understanding: Likely #5 appeals most to me:
For example: I mentioned “parroting” can = knowledge without understanding.
But understanding without knowledge could be using your faculties to comprehend as best you can using your reasoning skills, even if you lack full knowledge: you do the best you can with what you have.