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I don't see how they can with most of my pieces, but I think it's unfortunate that they can through familiarity with flashy performances of a great deal of other music.
Peter Maxwell Davies

Meaning of "familiarity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FAMILIARITY

familiarity  [fəˌmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FAMILIARITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Familiarity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FAMILIARITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of familiarity in the English dictionary

The first definition of familiarity in the dictionary is reasonable knowledge or acquaintance, as with a subject or place. Other definition of familiarity is close acquaintanceship or intimacy. Familiarity is also undue intimacy.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FAMILIARITY


charity
ˈtʃærɪtɪ
clarity
ˈklærɪtɪ
colinearity
ˌkəʊlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ
collinearity
ˌkɒlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ
curvilinearity
ˌkɜːvɪˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ
disparity
dɪˈspærɪtɪ
linearity
ˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ
multicollinearity
ˌmʌltɪkəʊˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ
nonlinearity
ˌnɒnˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ
overfamiliarity
ˌəʊvəfəˌmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ
parity
ˈpærɪtɪ
peculiarity
pɪˌkjuːlɪˈærɪtɪ
polarity
pəʊˈlærɪtɪ
popularity
ˌpɒpjʊˈlærɪtɪ
rectilinearity
ˌrɛktɪˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ
regularity
ˌrɛɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
singularity
ˌsɪŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
solidarity
ˌsɒlɪˈdærɪtɪ
subsidiarity
səbˌsɪdɪˈærɪtɪ
unfamiliarity
ˌʌnfəmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FAMILIARITY

familial
familiar
familiar spirit
familiarisation
familiariser
familiarities
familiarization
familiarize
familiarizer
familiarly
familiarly known as sb/sth
familiarness
families
Familism
Familist
familistic
famille
family
family album
family allowance

WORDS THAT END LIKE FAMILIARITY

angularity
authority
capillarity
cellularity
circularity
complementarity
dissimilarity
granularity
insularity
interdisciplinarity
irregularity
modularity
molarity
muscularity
osmolarity
particularity
planarity
rarity
registered charity
similarity
vulgarity

Synonyms and antonyms of familiarity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FAMILIARITY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «familiarity» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of familiarity

Translation of «familiarity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FAMILIARITY

Find out the translation of familiarity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of familiarity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «familiarity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

熟悉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

familiaridad
570 millions of speakers

English

familiarity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपनेपन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الألفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

знакомство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

familiaridade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘনিষ্ঠতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

familiarité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebiasaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vertrautheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

親しみ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

친숙
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mirip
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quen thuộc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பரிச்சயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओळख
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aşinalık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

familiarità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

znajomość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

знайомство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

familiaritate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξοικείωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bekendheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förtrogenhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fortrolighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of familiarity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FAMILIARITY»

The term «familiarity» is very widely used and occupies the 22.951 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FAMILIARITY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «familiarity» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «familiarity» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about familiarity

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10 QUOTES WITH «FAMILIARITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word familiarity.
1
William Bernbach
In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
2
Paul Bloom
Perhaps looking out through big baby eyes - if we could - would not be as revelatory experience as many imagine. We might see a world inhabited by objects and people, a world infused with causation, agency, and morality - a world that would surprise us not by its freshness but by its familiarity.
3
Susie Bright
Familiarity with your lover is what initially makes sex really good.
4
Albert Claude
This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case.
5
Peter Maxwell Davies
I don't see how they can with most of my pieces, but I think it's unfortunate that they can through familiarity with flashy performances of a great deal of other music.
6
Hermann Ebbinghaus
One needs but to say that, in the case of an unfamiliar sequence of syllables, only about seven can be grasped in one act, but that with frequent repetition and gradually increasing familiarity with the series this capacity of consciousness may be increased.
7
Tom Freston
We, as Americans, have so much to learn here. We have a shockingly low level of global awareness and familiarity and little idea of how the world sees us. And those disturbing facts keep getting us into a lot of trouble.
8
Jason Gedrick
For people that are degenerates, if you've spent so much time feeling a certain way, it's actually uncomfortable to feel like a winner. The familiarity of losing is, in an inverse way, comforting. At least you know where you stand.
9
Roy Hattersley
Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance.
10
William Hazlitt
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FAMILIARITY»

Discover the use of familiarity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to familiarity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sephardic Diaspora, ...
Taking a new approach to the study of cross-cultural trade, this book blends archival research with historical narrative and economic analysis to understand how the Sephardic Jews of Livorno, Tuscany, traded in regions near and far in the ...
Francesca Trivellato, 2009
2
From Strange Simplicity to Complex Familiarity: A Treatise ...
This book presents a vivid argument for the almost lost idea of a unity of all natural sciences.
Manfred Eigen, 2013
3
Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas's Familiarity ...
In contrast, Mark Goodacre makes the case that, instead of being an early, independent source, Thomas actually draws on the Synoptic Gospels as source material -- not to provide a clear narrative, but to assemble an enigmatic collection of ...
Mark S. Goodacre, 2012
4
Atlantic Families : Lives and Letters in the Later ...
It could also provide social and economic leverage to individual men and women in certain circumstances. Sarah Pearsall explores the lives and letters of these families, revealing the sometimes shocking stories of those divided by sea.
Sarah M. S. Pearsall, 2008
5
Idioms: Further Examination of Familiarity, Transparency and ...
This study was designed to examine the effect of familiarity on the comprehension of idioms by linguistically diverse speakers.
Jaime Boyce, 2009
6
La is Better Than El: The Role of Regularity and Lexical ...
This dissertation addressed the question of whether young children learning Spanish access gender with the lemma of individual words, utilize language-specific morphophonological regularities alone, or use a combination of lexical ...
Brittany Anne Lindsey, 2009
7
Familiarity Breeds Children
Now revised with new quotes and cartoons to replace the photos, this collection includes the cleverest and most outrageous things ever said about raising children.
Lansky, 1998
8
Frequency and the Emergence of Linguistic Structure
( 1 99 1 , 1 993 ) used lexical knowledge, as measured by a word familiarity test, along with several other scores measuring verbal ability, to differentiate between ' high-verbal' and 'low-verbal' experimental participants. These participants were ...
Joan L. Bybee, Paul Hopper, 2001
9
Dual-process Theories in Social Psychology
In this work, a gender bias was found in the tendency for participants to misattribute their familiarity experiences upon encountering previously seen nonfamous names to fame. Specifically, previously seen, nonfamous male names were more ...
Shelly Chaiken, Yaacov Trope, 1999
10
Music and Familiarity: Listening, Musicology and Performance
This book explores the ways in which familiarity impacts our behaviour and responses to music; influences our appreciation and perceptions of music; and also how familiarity affects musicians' performance practices.
Dr Helen Prior, Dr Elaine King, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FAMILIARITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term familiarity is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Warsaw's Downtown Eatery and Spirits offers a consistent familiarity
Warsaw's Downtown Eatery and Spirits, better known as the Downtown, is one of those establishments that will always feel like home. «Flavor 574, Jul 15»
2
Familiarity provides advantage
GENEVA – Knowing the ins and outs of a golf course and having familiarity provides a distinct advantage for any golfer heading into a ... «Kane County Chronicle, Jul 15»
3
Spieth Skips Scotland for Familiarity of John Deere Classic
Most golfers believe the path to the British Open title starts a week early in Scotland. Jordan Spieth is content to stay at home and continue his ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
4
Form and familiarity put Kuchar in good frame of mind
In heading out onto the links this week, Matt Kuchar believes those lining up at the Scottish Open are preparing for the year's biggest event in ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
5
Familiarity no big deal for Plate jockey Wilson
Thoroughbred jockeys don't give a lot credence to omens, but perhaps that will change after Emma-Jayne Wilson's victory in the $114,400 ... «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»
6
Tom Cleverley: 'Familiarity will help me settle quickly at Everton'
Tom Cleverley has suggested that his familiarity with several of his new teammates will help him settle quickly into life at Everton. «Sports Mole, Jul 15»
7
Familiarity helps CESA team earn shot at national soccer title
Sometimes, when a soccer match comes down to penalty kicks and a goalkeeper and a challenger and a ball positioned only 12 yards away, ... «Greenville News, Jul 15»
8
Mice and Predator Urine: Familiarity Breeds Danger
Mice exposed to cat urine at a young age are less likely to flee at opportune times when they are older. (Photo : Google Images). In a possible ... «Nature World News, Jul 15»
9
Birmingham City's squad familiarity should help as pre-season arrives
And hopefully when the real action gets under way against Reading on August 8 that familiarity will breed confidence. There were times last ... «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»
10
Film Review: Familiarity of 'Terminator Genisys' Also its Flaw
CHICAGO – The “Terminator” series means so much to so many film fans. What began as a modest sci-fi “what if?” morphed into now four ... «HollywoodChicago.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Familiarity [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/familiarity>. Aug 2020 ».
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