Meaning of “unfamiliar” in the English Dictionary

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"unfamiliar" in British English

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uk /ʌn.fəˈmɪl.i.ər/ us /ʌn.fəˈmɪl.i.jɚ/

B2 not known to you:

I noticed several unfamiliar faces in the meeting room.
His name was unfamiliar to me.
be unfamiliar with sth

B2 to not have any knowledge or experience of something:

Many older people are unfamiliar with computers.

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

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us /ˌʌn·fəˈmɪl·jər/

not previously experienced 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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