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acquaintance

Philosophy the relation between a knower and the object of his knowledge, as contrasted with knowledge by description (esp in the phrase knowledge by acquaintance)
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By apparent chance, he also makes the acquaintance of a hairdresser who shows signs of the wounds of Christ - the Stigmata.
Photo: Tom Everett Scott plays a tourist who makes the acquaintance of a scary young woman (Julie Delpy) in Disney's ``An American Werewolf in Paris.
Morgan makes the acquaintance of Allen Porter, a former counselor to President Eisenhower, who met him through Seamas Concannon, an eccentric Irish fellow passenger who teaches at Beresford and can gulp down double martinis before breakfast.