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Definition of the noun acquaintance

What does acquaintance mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acquaintances

  1. personal knowledge or information about someone or something
  2. a relationship less intimate than friendship
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of acquaintance: acquaintanceship
    • more generic word: relationship = a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
  3. a person with whom you are acquainted

Alternative definition of the noun acquaintance

noun

  1. [uncountable] A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy
  2. [countable] A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.

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acquaintance: Identifies a social relationship between the person described and another person.

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Google previewThe Structure of Perceptual Experience (2015)

by James Stazicker

For Russell, acquaintance is a relation between a person and an object. Representation is a relation between a person and a proposition that is composed of more than one object. Someone wishing to defend Byrne's position could argue that ...

Google previewVirtue Epistemology Naturalized (2014)

Bridges Between Virtue Epistemology and Philosophy of Science by Abrol Fairweather

Acquaintance is an extensional notion, whereas what we need is an intensional one, that is, we need a notion that is sensitive not only to the degree of acquaintance of the object of curiosity, but also to what concept you represent that object in ...

Google previewLanguages of Intentionality (2012)

A Dialogue Between Two Traditions on Consciousness by Paul S. MacDonald

Acquaintance is an indexical intentional relation, that is . . . to an object in the subject's presence, or in contextual ...

Google preview4th Text Retrieval Conference (1998)

by Harmen

Meade, MD 20755-6000 Acquaintance is the name of a novel vector-space n-gram technique for categorizing documents. The technique is completely language-independent, highly ...

Google previewJustification Without Awareness (2006)

A Defense of Epistemic Externalism by Michael Bergmann

Acquaintance is a sui generis relation that holds between a self and a thing, property or fact. To be acquainted with a fact is not by itself to have any kind of propositional knowledge or justified belief...

Google previewSynonyms Discriminated (1889)

A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English Language, Illustrated with Quotations from Standard Writers by Charles John Smith

Acquaintance is that slight knowledge of another person which springs from occasional intercourse.

Google previewKnowledge and Reality (2006)

Essays in Honor of Alvin Plantinga by Thomas M. Crisp, Matthew Davidson, David Vander Laan

Acquaintance is a sui generis relation that holds between a self and a thing, property or fact. To be acquainted with a fact is not by itself to have any kind of propositional knowledge or justified belief...

Google previewOverview of the Third Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-3) (1995)

by Donna K. Harman

Meade, MD 20755-6000 Acquaintance is the name of a novel vector-space n- gram technique for categorizing documents. The technique is completely language ...

Google previewHemingway and Pound (2014)

A Most Unlikely Friendship by John Cohassey

Pound once wrote: “A new acquaintance is an experiment, a new friend a peril. The acquisition of either means a derangement of one's system oflife.It means rearranging one's time to admit the intruder.” Showing up at Pound's Paris ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rape (2004)

by Merril D. Smith

DATE RAPE/ACQUAINTANCE RAPE 55 conditions are met: a prompt report to the police, the existence of witnesses who can testify to similar crimes committed by the suspect, physical injury to the survivor, and corroboration of the individual's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

Vol. 1- by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

Acquaintance Process All sorts and varieties of relationships can emerge from the point ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (2014)

by Bruce A. Arrigo

friend, acquaintance, spouse), though these assaults are even less likely to be reported by victims. There is much misconception, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Relationships Across the Lifespan (1996)

by Jeffrey S. Turner

RAPE, ACQUAINTANCE. Acquaintance rape is rape that occurs between people who know each other, at least casually. Often they have met through a common activity, mutual friend, as neighbors, as students in the same class, at work, ...

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Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established. (Confucius)
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Scrabble value of A1C3Q10U1A1I1N1T1A1N1C3E1

The value of this 12-letter word is 25 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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