Definition of conversant in English:

conversant

Line breaks: con|ver¦sant
Pronunciation: /kənˈvəːs(ə)nt
 
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adjective

[predic.]

Derivatives

conversance

noun
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  • A proper understanding of these images relies on a conversance with the doctrinal sources treating the decaying corpse as a subject for devotional practice.
  • Where the legal principle involved is sufficiently basic and elementary, lack of conversance with it constitutes gross ignorance of the law.
  • Students will gain conversance with a range of artistic techniques, materials, and objects and engage in cross-cultural analysis.

conversancy

noun
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  • Try getting that same seat with general conversancy.
  • His writings displayed conversancy with the main current of ideas as well as originality, and he was often controversial.
  • These are courses that all students in the program take in common, in order to develop high-level skills and conversancy with subjects that are important to working professionals.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, present participle of converser (see converse1). The original sense was 'habitually spending time in a particular place or with a particular person'.

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