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adjective     unfamiliar pronunciation in American English
  1. if you are unfamiliar with something, you have no knowledge or experience of it
    unfamiliar with:

    The joke would not be understood by readers unfamiliar with Jewish tradition.

    1. a.
      used about things that you have no knowledge or experience of

      feelings of nervousness at being in unfamiliar surroundings

      unfamiliar to:

      The rules of the game are quite unfamiliar to most people.

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     unfamiliarity pronunciation in American English
/ˌʌnfəˌmɪliˈerəti/ noun [uncountable]


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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