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English definition of “conversant”

conversant

adjective     /kənˈvɜː.sənt/ US  /-ˈvɝː-/ formal
be conversant with sth to be familiar with, and have knowledge or experience of the facts or rules of something: I'm not conversant with the rules of chess.Aware
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