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Meaning of “unfamiliar” in the English Dictionary

"unfamiliar" in British English

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unfamiliaradjective

uk   /ʌn.fəˈmɪl.i.ər/  us   /-jɚ/
B2 not ​known to you: I ​noticed several unfamiliar ​faces in the ​meetingroom. His ​name was unfamiliar to me.be unfamiliar with sth B2 to not have any ​knowledge or ​experience of something: Many ​olderpeople are unfamiliar with ​computers.

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(Definition of unfamiliar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unfamiliar" in American English

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unfamiliaradjective

 us   /ˌʌn·fəˈmɪl·jər/
not ​previouslyexperienced or ​known: I’m unfamiliar with that word – what does it ​mean?
(Definition of unfamiliar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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