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acquaintance

ac·quain·tance

acquaintance

 
pronunciation:
kweIn tns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person one has met but does not know well.
I have a few acquaintances here but no real friends yet.
similar words:
associate, colleague, coworker, friend, peer, teammate
definition 2: knowledge of something that comes from personal experience.
I have an acquaintance with United States history.
synonyms:
awareness, knowledge
similar words:
understanding
derivation: acquaintanceship (n.)
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  knowledge, relationship