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acquaintancenoun

uk   us   /əˈkweɪn.təns/
C1 [C] a person that you have met but do not know well: a business acquaintance [U] formal used in some expressions about knowing or meeting people: It was at the Taylors' party that I first made his acquaintance (= first met him). I wasn't sure about Darryl when I first met her, but on further acquaintance (= knowing her a little more) I rather like her. [U] formal knowledge of a subject: Sadly, my acquaintance with Spanish literature is rather limited.
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acquaintanceship
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-ʃɪp/ formal
Ours was a strictly professional acquaintanceship (= relationship).
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