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  • 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 — (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 …

    Etymology dictionary

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

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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  • 5 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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  • 6 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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  • 7 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… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 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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  • 9 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… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 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

  • 11 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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  • 12 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… …

    Википедия

  • 13 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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  • 14 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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  • 15 unknown — adjective 1) the outcome was unknown Syn: undisclosed, unrevealed, secret, undetermined, undecided 2) unknown country Syn: unexplored, uncharted, unmapped, undiscovered 3) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 16 unknown*/ — [ʌnˈnəʊn] adj I 1) if something is unknown, people do not know about it or do not know what it is For some unknown reason, the plane landed at the wrong airport.[/ex] 2) not famous an unknown poet[/ex] II noun unknown [ʌnˈnəʊn] 1) [C] someone who …

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  • 17 Unknown — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Unknown Produktionsland USA …

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  • 18 unknown — adj. unknown to (the facts were unknown to us) * * * [ʌn nəʊn] unknown to (the facts were unknown to us) …

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  • 19 unknown — I. adjective Date: 14th century not known or not well known; also having an unknown value < an unknown quantity > II. noun Date: 1597 1. one that is not known or not well known; especially a person who is little known (as to the public) 2. some …

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  • 20 unknown — adjective not known or familiar. noun an unknown person or thing. ↘Mathematics an unknown quantity or variable. Phrases unknown to without the knowledge of. Derivatives unknownness noun …

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