Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being conversant; familiarity.

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  • n. The condition of being conversant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being conversant; habit of familiarity; familiar acquaintance; intimacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being conversant; familiarity; familiar intercourse or acquaintance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. personal knowledge or information about someone or something

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Examples

  • These are tough, Irish and Italian working-class towns, and anybody who claimed any kind of conversance with Emerson was an alien immediately.

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  • The requirements include a minimum of 20 years of hands-on experience in the washing and finishing of hand-knotted carpets, 30 years 'experience in carpet management production, carpet experience in post-conflict regions, a minimum of 50 business relationships with high-end retailers in Europe and North America -- and conversance in French, German and Turkish.

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  • Given the fact that the newspaper routinely printed stories about its fellow citizens that had only a passing conversance with the truth, no one was entirely certain that the brash young stranger had not come around looking for satisfaction.

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  • Since Ms. Farhi's conversance with Iran is partly a result of living and working there for a time, we asked her if she thought Iranians were in denial.

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  • A little less American Eagle and a little more geopolitical conversance would be a good start for the protestors.

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  • Our conversance and disagreement now needs just few ‘type-ins†™ and ‘clicks†™ to be put across.

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  • Miss Karpe, whose conversance with the details of travelling I envy, mounted her horse on her own side-saddle, dressed in a short grey waterproof, and a broad-brimmed Leghorn hat tied so tightly over her ears with a green veil as to give it the look of a double spout.

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  • "About my engagement to the serf Sheen, here," Stile said, unpleased about Merle's conversance with his private life.

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  • In the second place, Mr. Mill discerns the limitations of the science more clearly, and acknowledges them more frankly, than, to the extent of our somewhat narrow conversance with such writers, has ever been done before by any one who regarded it with equal affection and reposed in its theories a like faith.

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  • Readers desiring to push their conversance with the literary history of

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