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noun     familiarity pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] knowledge of something because you have learnt about it or experienced it before
    familiarity with:

    Applicants should demonstrate a familiarity with housing law.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the fact that something is well known to you or easily recognized by you
    familiarity of:

    She enjoyed the familiarity of being with Phillip.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] informal or friendly behaviour towards someone you do not know very well, especially when it makes them feel that you do not respect them


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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