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Webster 1913 Edition


Unknown

Un-known′

,
Adj.
Not known; not apprehended.
Un-known′ness
,
Noun.
[R.]
Camden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Unknown

UNKNOWN

, a.
1.
Not known. The author of the invention is unknown.
2.
Greater than is imagined.
3.
Not having had cohabitation.
4.
Not having communication.

Definition 2022


unknown

unknown

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unknown (comparative more unknown, superlative most unknown)

  1. (sometimes postpositive) Not known; unidentified; not well known.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. The three returned wondering and charmed with Mrs. Cooke; they were sure she had had no hand in the furnishing of that atrocious house.

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unknown (plural unknowns)

  1. (algebra) A variable (usually x, y or z) whose value is to be found.
  2. Any fact or place about which nothing is known (as in the phrase "into the unknown").
  3. A person of no identity; a nonentity

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