conversance

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
con•ver•sant /kənˈvɝsənt, ˈkɑnvɚ-/USA pronunciation   adj. [be + ~ + with + object]
  1. familiar with something by use or study;
    knowledgeable: conversant with Spanish history.
con•ver•sance, con•ver•san•cy,n. [uncountable]See -vert-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
con•ver•sant  (kən vûrsənt, konvər-), 
adj. 
  1. familiar by use or study (usually fol. by with):conversant with Spanish history.
  2. [Archaic.]having regular or frequent conversation;
    intimately associating;
    acquainted.
Etymology:
  • Latin conversant- (stem of conversāns), present participle of conversārī to associate with. See converse1, -ant
  • Middle English conversa(u)nt 1250–1300
con•versance, con•versan•cy, n. 
con•versant•ly, adv. 
1 . versed, learned, skilled, practiced, well-informed, proficient.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

conversant /kənˈvɜːsənt/ adj
  1. (usually postpositive) and followed by with: experienced (in), familiar (with), or acquainted (with)

conˈversance, conˈversancy n conˈversantly adv



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