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con·ver·sance

 (kən-vûr′səns, kŏn′vər-)
n.
The state of being conversant; familiarity.
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Noun1.conversance - personal knowledge or information about someone or somethingconversance - personal knowledge or information about someone or something
information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
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New conversance with tradesmen's bills had forced his reasoning into a new channel of comparison: he had begun to consider from a new point of view what was necessary and unnecessary in goods ordered, and to see that there must be some change of habits.
Barbauld's use of the word "scan" reveals the degree of her curiosity as well as her conversance with empirical modes of observation and judgment:
Conversance with one's cultural heritage must take precedence on vandalism and sabotage.
To change is to relinquish power, speciality, and conversance for the unknown and a new learning curve, while perpetuating oneself in position of comfort and authority secures our power and influence.
Sufficient lack of conversance regarding post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), serosurveillance, rabies diagnosis and management has been seen in public hospitals.
In short, the author's subject demands conversance with the literary record and archaeological remains of a vast sweep of Roman military history, a familiarity that Bingham ably and amply brings to her task.
The building pressure produced a spate of penalties and Warwickshire opened up a 19-3 lead as Nuns scrum-half Tom Smitham's tapand-go at the posts left O'Brien with the easiest of conversance.
In a recent discussion of "street cred" on WPA-L, for example, discussants cited WPA authority as rooted in, variously, conversance with the appropriate theories, formal training in the discipline, political wisdom, knowledge of the history of the field of English Studies, an understanding of local students, and experience teaching those classes that one's colleagues value (WPA-L "street cred"; "WPAs Housed").
These roles are quite sensitive and the medical personnel will also admit of his narrow knowledge and conversance in the aforementioned areas if he is not jack of all trades.
Thus, the initial 52 items were reduced to 19, and three factors were identified: systematicity and analyticity, inquisitiveness and conversance, and maturity and skepticism.
Callaghan makes a strong case for his broad thesis--that Lovecraft appropriated and inverted classical imagery and utilized themes and images in his reading and the pulps of his day to reflect his own psychological neuroses deriving primarily to his relationship with his parents--and Callaghan's conversance not only with all of Lovecraft's writing (including poetry and letters) but with the writers Lovecraft read or might have encountered is staggering.
In his study of Lebanese men's use of gay dating websites, Gagne (2012) explains that the language capacity of the site limits those who can use it based on a required conversance in English, noting that "users' understanding and interpretation of the categories may vary from that of their native language" (p.