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noun acquaintance pronunciation in British English /əˈkweɪntəns/
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singularacquaintance
pluralacquaintances
  1. 1
    [countable] someone you know a little, who is not a close friend
    He recognized Mr Hunter as an old business acquaintance from his years in banking.
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] formal knowledge or experience of a person or subject
    of someone’s acquaintance: the only writer of my acquaintance
    a passing acquaintance (=a little knowledge or experience): I’m afraid I have only a passing acquaintance with Baroque music.

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