unknown

  • 1 Unknown — may refer to: * a lack of knowledge * a variable to be solved for in a mathematical equation * an actor or footballer or singer who is not yet famous * John Doe, an unknown person* Unknown unknown, an unanticipated uncertainty in a formal… …

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  • 2 unknown — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not known or familiar. ► NOUN ▪ an unknown person or thing. ● unknown to Cf. ↑unknown to …

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  • 3 unknown — [unnōn′] adj. not known; specif., a) not in the knowledge, understanding, or acquaintance of someone; unfamiliar (to) b) not discovered, identified, determined, explored, etc. n. 1. an unknown person or thing 2. an unknown mathematical quantity:… …

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  • 4 unknown — (adj.) c.1300, strange, unfamiliar (of persons, places), from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of KNOW (Cf. know). Cf. O.E. ungecnawen. In ref. to facts, attested from early 14c. The noun meaning unknown person is recorded from 1590s …

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  • 5 unknown to — ► unknown to without the knowledge of. Main Entry: ↑unknown …

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  • 6 Unknown — Un*known , a. Not known; not apprehended. {Un*known ness}, n. [R.] Camden. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 unknown — index anonymous, blind (concealed), clandestine, covert, defunct, disputable, hidden, inexplicable …

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  • 8 unknown — [adj] obscure, mysterious alien, anonymous, concealed, dark, desolate, distant, exotic, far, faraway, far off, foreign, hidden, humble, incog*, incognito, little known, nameless, new, remote, secret, so and so*, strange, such and such*,… …

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  • 9 unknown — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 place/thing that you know nothing about ADJECTIVE ▪ big, great ▪ What the weather will be like on the day is, as always, the great unknown. VERB + UNKNOWN ▪ explore, face …

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  • 10 unknown — [[t]ʌ̱nno͟ʊn[/t]] ♦♦♦ unknowns 1) ADJ If something is unknown to you, you have no knowledge of it. An unknown number of demonstrators were arrested... How did you expect us to proceed on such a perilous expedition, through unknown terrain... The… …

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  • 11 unknown — un|known1 W2 [ˌʌnˈnəun US ˈnoun] adj, adv 1.) not known about ▪ The murderer s identity remains unknown . ▪ For some unknown reason , Mark quit his job and moved to Greece. ▪ a voyage through unknown territory ▪ An unknown number of people were… …

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  • 12 unknown — I UK [ʌnˈnəʊn] / US [ʌnˈnoʊn] adjective ** 1) if something is unknown, people do not know about it or do not know what it is Several hundred people were affected by the previously unknown virus. be unknown to someone: Most of her friends are… …

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  • 13 unknown — un|known1 [ ʌn noun ] adjective ** 1. ) if something is unknown, people do not know about it or do not know what it is: Several hundred people were affected by the previously unknown virus. be unknown to someone: Most of her friends are unknown… …

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  • 14 unknown — 1 adjective, adverb 1 not known about: a voyage through unknown territory | The murderer s identity remains unknown. 2 not famous: an unknown artist 3 unknown to sb without someone knowing: Unknown to the general public, peace negotiations were… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 Unknown — Cet article a pour sujet le magazine Unknown. Pour une définition du mot « unknown », voir l’article unknown du Wiktionnaire. Le magazine Unknown (ou Unknown Worlds) est un pulp de fantasy publié de 1939 à 1943. Il est fortement lié au… …

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  • 16 unknown — adj. & n. adj. (often foll. by to) not known, unfamiliar (his purpose was unknown to me). n. 1 an unknown thing or person. 2 an unknown quantity (equation in two unknowns). Phrases and idioms: unknown country see COUNTRY. unknown quantity a… …

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  • 17 Unknown — Обложка декабрьского выпуска 1939 года. Художник: Эд Картье «Unknown» (другое название «Unknown Worlds») американский литературный журнал, выходивший под редакцией Джона Кэмпбелла в 1939 1943 годах и оказавший огромное влияние на формирование… …

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  • 18 unknown — 1. adjective 1) the future is unknown Syn: uncertain, undisclosed, unrevealed, secret; undetermined, undecided, unresolved, unsettled, unsure, unascertained Ant: decided 2) unknown country …

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  • 19 unknown — /un nohn /, adj. 1. not known; not within the range of one s knowledge, experience, or understanding; strange; unfamiliar. 2. not discovered, explored, identified, or ascertained: the unknown parts of Antarctica. 3. not widely known; not famous;… …

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  • 20 unknown — adjective 1) the outcome was unknown Syn: undisclosed, unrevealed, secret, undetermined, undecided 2) unknown country Syn: unexplored, uncharted, unmapped, undiscovered 3) …

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