Conversant definition

kən-vûrsənt, kŏnvər-
Familiar or knowledgeable, as by study or experience.

Conversant with medieval history.

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One who converses with another.
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The definition of conversant is you are knowledgeable about or familiar with a subject.

A scientist is an example of someone who would be described as conversant in physics.

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Closely familiar; current; having frequent interaction.
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Familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed; versed.

She is equally conversant with Shakespeare and the laws of physics.

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Familiar or acquainted (with), esp. as a result of study or experience; versed (in)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conversant
Plural:
conversants

Origin of conversant

  • Middle English conversaunt associated with from Old French conversant present participle of converser to associate with from Latin conversārī converse1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French conversant, present participle of converser

    From Wiktionary