Definition of Conversance

1. Noun. Personal knowledge or information about someone or something.

Exact synonyms: Acquaintance, Conversancy, Familiarity
Generic synonyms: Information
Derivative terms: Acquaint, Conversant, Conversant, Familiar, Familiar

Definition of Conversance

1. n. The state or quality of being conversant; habit of familiarity; familiar acquaintance; intimacy.

Definition of Conversance

1. Noun. The condition of being conversant ¹

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Definition of Conversance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conversance

convergent series
convergent squint
convergent strabismus
convergent thinker
convergent thinking
converging lens
converging meniscus
conversance (current term)
conversation piece
conversation pieces
conversation stopper

Literary usage of Conversance

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1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English by Charles John Smith (1893)
"... commonly chosen for his skill and conversance with the subject-matter of the question ; the arbitrator, for his good-temper and impartiality ; the cases ..."

2. Exploratio Philosophica by John Grote (1900)
"In reality, the conversance of our senses with external objects and the formation by our mind of the ideas of the objects are the same thing looked at from ..."

3. Aniruddha's Commentary and the Original Parts of Vedântin Mahâdeva's by Aniruddha, Mahādevānandasarasvatī, Mahādeva Vedāntin (1892)
"What, therefore, is effected by the conversance [with the meaning of the vedic words] P” To this [the author] replies: Sacrifices and time like as such are ..."

4. The Book Collector: a General Survey of the Pursuit and of Those who Have by William Carew Hazlitt, Hector Carsewell Macpherson (1904)
"... one who is a bookseller by vocation, but who enjoys no conversance with bibliographical niceties. His principal consequently scores very poorly by ..."

5. Thomas and Matthew Arnold and Their Influence on English Education by Joshua Girling Fitch (1898)
"... sort of conversance with the forms, fashions, notions, wordings, allusions of literature having its source in Greece and Rome; but they have given them ..."

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