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From an academic writing point of view, what would "state of knowledge" and "knowledge deficit" be?

I haven't been able to find a clear definition on google, nor have I been able to make sense of how exactly they're used so just wondering if anyone knows what these two phrases mean.

Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:46 am
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I think state of knowledge is how intellectual you are, and knowledge deficit means someone that haves a lack of intellect.
IDK, that's what I think it is, English is not even my first language, so you'd better wait for someone else who knows more.

Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:20 pm
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They're more likely to be defined in whatever text you're using than they are in a universal sense. Defecit of Knowledge is definitely "not knowing something" or "knowing less than others", but State of Knowledge could be many different things.

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Let's do a quick examination of the words used here.

State: The particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time: "the state of the company's finances"

Knowledge: information and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.

now state of knowledge from examination I'm guessing would probably mean how much you know of a certain subject at a particular time.

Knowledge Deficit would probably mean you are lacking in a subjects knowledge, because knowledge proficient would mean you are intelligent about a subject, if this does not explain your question could you please let me know what you are using it for, or who you got it from?

Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:16 am
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