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.

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. Frank Straub:

    Owning a firearm and being able to deploy a firearm in a safe manner requires not only familiarity with the weapon system but also a level of proficiency.

  2. William McCants:

    A lot of it was hastily composed and it's written by people who often don't have a long familiarity with the group.

  3. J. William Galbraith:

    Familiarity may breed contempt in some areas of human behavior, but in the field of social ideas it is the touchstone of acceptability.

  4. Lana Wachowski:

    The summer is built around familiarity, many cultural critics who shape awareness for films are obsessed with sequels and derivative material. They wildly crave it. That kind of environment is hostile to originality. It only makes space for derivative material and rejects originality. I think Warner Bros. was uncomfortable with that environment.

  5. Tom Hanks:

    They have had the man in their life represented in so many different ways from, you know, with the familiarity of a Hershey's bar or Coca-Cola bottle to ways that I think really didn't do the man service or his artistry.

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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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    an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    • A. perusal
    • B. model
    • C. permutation
    • D. decline

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