practical wisdom

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  • Wisdom — is a concept of personal gaining of knowledge, understanding, experience, discretion, and intuitive understanding, along with a capacity to apply these qualities well towards finding solutions to problems. It is the judicious and purposeful… …   Wikipedia

  • Wisdom literature — is the genre of literature common in the Ancient Near East. This genre is characterized by sayings of wisdom intended to teach about divinity and about virtue. The key principle of wisdom literature is that whilst techniques of traditional story… …   Wikipedia

  • Wisdom — Wis dom ( d[u^]m), n. [AS. w[imac]sd[=o]m. See {Wise}, a., and { dom}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wisdom tooth — Wisdom Wis dom ( d[u^]m), n. [AS. w[imac]sd[=o]m. See {Wise}, a., and { dom}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wisdom — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, great, profound ▪ accepted, common, conventional, folk, perceived, popular, prevailing …   Collocations dictionary

  • wisdom — Not so much an intellectual gift in the OT as a technical skill (Exod. 36:8) or ability to live satisfactorily (Prov. 1:5–12). Above all wisdom is a quality or attribute of God, who created the world (Prov. 8:22–31) and gave Israel the Law… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Practical reason — In philosophy, practical reason is the use of reason to decide how to act. This contrasts with theoretical reason (often called speculative reason), which is the use of reason to decide what to believe. For example: agents use practical reason to …   Wikipedia

  • practical — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun (BrE) ADJECTIVE ▪ chemistry, physics, etc. ▪ laboratory VERB + PRACTICAL ▪ sit (BrE), take …   Collocations dictionary

  • wisdom — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sagacity, understanding; conventional wisdom. See knowledge. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Intellectual power] Syn. intelligence, sagacity, perspicacity; see sanity 1 , sense 2 . 2. [Good sense] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Perfection of Wisdom — buddhism Perfection of Wisdom is a translation of the Sanskrit term prajñā pāramitā (Devanagari: प्रज्ञा पारमिता, Tibetan: Shes rab pha rol phyin ་ཤེས་རབ་ཕ་རོལ་, Chinese: 般若波羅蜜多/般若波罗蜜多, Pinyin: bō ruò bōluómìduō , Japanese: Nihongo| hannya… …   Wikipedia

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