What does familiarity mean?

Definitions for familiarity
fəˌmɪl iˈær ɪ ti, -mɪlˈyær-fa·mil·iar·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquaintance, familiarity, conversance, conversancynoun

    personal knowledge or information about someone or something

  2. familiaritynoun

    usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known

  3. familiarity, intimacy, closenessnoun

    close or warm friendship

    "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"

  4. casualness, familiaritynoun

    a casual manner

  5. familiarity, impropriety, indecorum, libertynoun

    an act of undue intimacy


  1. familiaritynoun

    The state of being extremely friendly; intimacy.

  2. familiaritynoun

    Undue intimacy; inappropriate informality, impertinence.

  3. familiaritynoun

    An instance of familiar behaviour.

  4. familiaritynoun

    Close or habitual acquaintance with someone or something; understanding or recognition acquired from experience.

  5. Etymology: From familiarité, from familiaritatem.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Familiaritynoun

    Etymology: familiarité, French, from familiar.

    We contract at last such an intimacy and familiarity with them, as makes it difficult and irksome for us to call off our minds. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    They say any mortals may enjoy the most intimate familiarities with these gentle spirits. Alexander Pope.


  1. familiarity

    Familiarity is the state of having knowledge or awareness about something due to previous experiences, thereby recognizing it or understanding it easily. It is the state of being well-acquainted with or knowledgeable about something or someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Familiaritynoun

    the state of being familiar; intimate and frequent converse, or association; unconstrained intercourse; freedom from ceremony and constraint; intimacy; as, to live in remarkable familiarity

  2. Familiaritynoun

    anything said or done by one person to another unceremoniously and without constraint; esp., in the pl., such actions and words as propriety and courtesy do not warrant; liberties

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of familiarity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of familiarity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of familiarity in a Sentence

  1. Van Wagenen:

    Its always helpful to have familiarity, the fact that he was so actively involved with the coaches this fall in preparation for spring training, in preparation for the season -- he was already asserting himself more in a leadership role with this new coaching staff and helping Carlos learn some of the managerial things that he hadnt been exposed to before.

  2. Kok Chwee Sim:

    Identifying an airplane from a distance is a skill that comes with familiarity and the only way to gain that is to be around airports and ogling at airplanes as regularly as one could, there is of course the overall shape of the airplane to note but there comes a point where one plane looks like another. So there are other details that one could look to for clues.

  3. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    The modern American tourist now fills his experience with pseudo-events. He has come to expect both more strangeness and more familiarity than the world naturally offers. He has come to believe that he can have a lifetime of adventure in two weeks and all the thrills of risking his life without any real risk at all.

  4. Antoine de Rivarol:

    Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds.

  5. Rafael Peretz:

    I have a very deep familiarity with the issue of education, and I have also done this.

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Translations for familiarity

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  • близки отношения, фамилиарност, интимностBulgarian
  • VertrautheitGerman
  • familiaridad, impertinencia, intimidadSpanish
  • intimitate, familiaritateRomanian
  • ознакомленность, фамильярностьRussian
  • fortrogenhetSwedish

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    A suspicious
    B abrupt
    C opaque
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