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English definition of “familiar”


adjective  /fəˈmɪl·jər/ us  

familiar adjective (KNOWN)

easy to recognize because previously experienced: familiar sights a familiar face I’m not familiar with current research in the field.

familiar adjective (INFORMAL)

informal or friendly, esp. more than is expected: Her familiar tone makes her writing more effective.
(Definition of familiar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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