Known definition

nōn
Frequency:
A known person or thing.
noun
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3
Recognized, proven, etc.

A known expert, a known theory.

adjective
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5
Proved or generally recognized.

The only known case; a known authority.

adjective
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3
The definition of known is something of which people are aware.

An example of known used as an adjective is in the phrase, "AIDS known causes," which means the causes of AIDS of which people know.

adjective
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1
Any fact or situation which is well-researched or familiar.
noun
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1
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Something that is known.

In this instance, the only known is our actual profit margin.

noun
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Identified as a specific type; renowned, famous.
adjective
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1
adjective
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Past participle of know.
verb
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In algebra, a variable or constant whose value is already determined.
noun
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Within one's knowledge, understanding, etc.; familiar.
adjective
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verb
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
known
Plural:
knowns

Origin of known

  • From the Middle English, from Old English past participle cnāwen.

    From Wiktionary