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Definition of the noun acquaintanceship

What does acquaintanceship mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acquaintanceships

  1. a relationship less intimate than friendship
    • example: I came to know the man who is now my husband through e-mail; from an acquaintanceship started in that odd way before a month had passed we found ourselves resolving to get married.
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of acquaintanceship: acquaintance
    • more generic word: relationship = a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

Alternative definition of the noun acquaintanceship


  1. [uncountable] The state of being acquainted; acquaintance.
  2. [countable] An acquaintance.

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Google previewIntelligence and Security Informatics (2004)

Second Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2004, Tucson, AZ, USA, June 10-11, 2004, Proceedings by Hsinchun Chen, Reagan Moore, Daniel D. Zeng, John Leavitt

Acquaintanceship is a reasonable, although not perfect, surrogate for correlation in the kind of datasets we are interested in – we would not be surprised that acquaintances would turn out to be fairly well correlated in large datasets – they live ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

acquaintanceship is a NeeDLESS variant of acquaintance; it adds nothing to the language except another syllable, which we scarcely need. E.g., "The trial judge's acquaintanceship [read acquaintance] with the witness was ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

acquaintanceship. Categorized by Fowler as a 'needless variant ' for acquaintance, this word has a respectable pedigree, and dates to at least 1640, but in current use is very much a minority taste. Strictly speaking it refers to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

The finding that two people A and B, chosen at random, tend to be connected by a surprisingly short acquaintanceship chain, A knowing someone who knows someone...who knowsB.

Google previewCambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

acquaintanceship /a'kwem.Pnt.Jip/ noun [C or U] FORMAL Ours was a strictly professional acquaintanceship (= relationship). ▻ idiom have ...

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

they do not argue for a startling new interpretation, they may be accused of venturing into an alien field without adequate acquaintanceship [read acquaintance] with the literature, producing muddled work that merely repeats insights ...

Google previewThe Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal (1874)

Split, to inform against one's companions, to tell tales, "To SPLIT with" a person, to cease acquaintanceship; to quarrel. Also to divide a bottle of aerated water ; as , " two brandies and a soda split ;" in which case " to split with " a person has a ...

Google previewAn English-Konkani Pronouncing Pocket Dictionary (1930)

by J. M. Pinto

Acquaintanceship, .A- vein- Heas-ship, N. Vollkicho. Acquire ...

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Video shows what acquaintanceship means. The state of being acquainted; acquaintance.. An acquaintance.. Acquaintanceship Meaning. How to pronounce ...

Scrabble value of A1C3Q10U1A1I1N1T1A1N1C3E1S1H4I1P3

The value of this 16-letter word is 34 points. Since it has more than 15 letters, it can be played on Super Scrabble board only.

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