On the difference between “knowing” and “understanding”?

“Knowing” and “understanding” are related concepts, but they’re not the same. Each is a distinct mental state involving cognitive grasp: Knowing is static, referring to discrete facts, while understanding is active, describing the ability to analyze and place those facts in context to form a big picture.

How do you find understanding?

62 ways to check for understanding

  1. Ask open-ended questions. Often, a simple “do you understand?” leads to misleading responses. …
  2. Who else doesn’t understand? …
  3. Give me five. …
  4. Quiz. …
  5. Midpoint pop quiz. …
  6. Self-written quiz. …
  7. Quiz the teacher. …
  8. Keywords.

What’s a word for being understanding?

What is another word for understanding?

comprehension grasp
discernment grip
insight realisationUK
realizationUS sense
acquaintance assimilation

What are two synonyms for understanding?

synonyms for understanding

  • compassionate.
  • considerate.
  • empathetic.
  • forgiving.
  • generous.
  • kindly.
  • perceptive.
  • sympathetic.

What’s the longest word in the world?


Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest word entered in the most trusted English dictionaries.