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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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On a scale of 1 for acquaintanceship to 10 for best friend, interviewees rated their relationships with the CEOs from a low of 5 to a high of 9, with an average of 6.
Weak ties -- of acquaintanceship, of colleagues who are not friends -- provide non-redundant information and contribute to innovation because they tend to serve as bridges between disconnected social groups," he says.
They struck up an acquaintanceship and when Norris directed Small Change in 2007, Gill came to see a performance.
In this connection, perchance, acquaintanceship with Sir Max Beerbohm will--after the manner of a celebrated beer commercial--reach parts others cannot reach.
YOUR excellent article on the life of Avril Mitchell (November 7) brought back memories of our acquaintanceship through Weight Watchers in the early nineties.
State prosecutor Elena Kleopa said that an acquaintanceship and some social contact were not enough to justify a judge's non-partiality in themselves, especially in a small place like Cyprus.
Eliot acquaintanceship, with its ambivalences, at some length.
At first the officer who was in plain clothes was shy to tell me his rank but after striking acquaintanceship I got the rank of the officer.
There's even an account of Chris's love life with an acquaintanceship with a local girl which went so far and then ran out of passion.
The first was the chance acquaintanceship of State Department European Affairs specialist Robert Pell and German Four Year Plan administrator Helmut Wohlthat, who met briefly at the infamous 1938 Evian World Refugee Conference.
There was no impropriety whatsoever in my acquaintanceship with Miss Keeler," Profumo told the House of Commons.