If you know a lot about computer programming, then you could describe yourself as conversant with the latest updates in coding languages. This means you have current working knowledge of the topic.

The word conversant can be traced back to the Latin word conversari, meaning to “keep company with.” If you’re conversant with something, then you’re familiar with it — as if you have been keeping company with it. The word is often paired with the prepositions with, as in "being conversant with the Detroit area, or in, as in "if you speak French, you’re conversant in French."

Definitions of conversant
  1. adjective
    (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly
    conversant with business trends”
    synonyms: familiar
    having much knowledge or education
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