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adjective formal acquainted pronunciation in British English /əˈkweɪntɪd/

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  1. 1
    if two people are acquainted, they know each other, usually not very well
    get/become acquainted (=start to know someone by talking or doing something together): I’ll leave you two to get acquainted.
    be acquainted with someone: She had been briefly acquainted with him more than 20 years earlier.
  2. 2
    if you are acquainted with something, you know about it
    Are we all fully acquainted with the details of the case?


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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