Definition of "familiarity" []

  • Considerable acquaintance with. (noun)
  • Established friendship; intimacy. (noun)
  • An excessively familiar or informal act; an impropriety. (noun)
  • A sexual advance. (noun)
  • The quality or condition of being familiar. (noun)
  • Reasonable knowledge or acquaintance, as with a subject or place (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Close acquaintanceship or intimacy (noun)
  • Undue intimacy (noun)
  • An instance of unwarranted intimacy (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "familiarity" in a sentence
  • "She knows how to coach and her name familiarity could help her with recruiting."
  • "While the movie told the vast majority of the story through the eyes of Arthur Dent, schlubby English nobody, as a way of giving the viewing audience a point-of-view they could relate to and gain familiarity with during the fantastical events of the story."
  • "One of the powerful, deep-seated cognitive biases that doomed Carruthers is called the "familiarity heuristic.""