Familiarity definition

fə-mĭlyărĭ-tē, -mĭlē-ăr-
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Close acquaintance (with something)
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Intimacy that is too bold or unwelcome.
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Familiarity is defined as knowledge of someone or something, or to a feeling of comfort and closeness with someone or something.

When you have heard of a brand of computer, this is an example of a familiarity with the computer.

When you have lunch with an old friend and fall back into the patterns of your past, this is an example of feeling a sense of familiarity.

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Established friendship or intimacy.

Cooperation that came easily because of the partners' familiarity.

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The quality of being known from past experience.

The familiarity of the buildings made us realize that we must be near the hotel.

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Improper or unduly intimate friendliness; forwardness.

Found the familiarity of the sales clerk offensive.

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An act characterized by forwardness.
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Close association; intimacy.
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Free and intimate behavior; absence of formality and ceremony.
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A highly intimate act, remark, etc.; often, specif., a caress or other act of sexual intimacy.
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The state of being extremely friendly; intimacy.
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Undue intimacy; inappropriate informality, impertinence.
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An instance of familiar behaviour.
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Close or habitual acquaintance with someone or something; understanding or recognition acquired from experience.
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Acquaintance with or knowledge of something.

I have little familiarity with that software program.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
familiarity
Plural:
familiarities

Origin of familiarity

  • From Middle French familiarité, from Latin familiāritātem.

    From Wiktionary