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the information, skills, and understanding that you have gained through learning or experience
You need specialist knowledge to do this job.
He did nothavemuch knowledgeof American history.
1 to treat someone cruelly or unfairly over a period of time, especially because of their religious or political beliefs:
The Puritans left England to escape being persecuted.
2 to deliberately cause difficulties for someone by annoying them often [= harass]:
Like many celebrities, she complained of being persecuted by the press.
[countable noun usually singular] a particular type of character which makes someone likely to behave or react in a certain way [= temperament]
of a nervous/sociable/sensitive etc disposition (=having a nervous etc character)
The film is not suitable for people of a nervous disposition.
have a cheerful/sunny etc disposition (=have a happy character)
1 if something is outdated, it is no longer considered useful or effective, because something more modern exists [↪ old-fashioned]:
outdated teaching methods
a factory with outdated equipment
His writing style is now boring and outdated.
[countable noun]a subject or problem that is often discussed or argued about, especially a social or political matter that affects the interests of a lot of people
to officially end a law, system etc, especially one that has existed for a long time:
to demand that someone does something because it is a duty or seems reasonable