Meaning of UNKNOWN in English

UNKNOWN

[un.known] adj (14c): not known or not well-known; also: having an unknown value "an ~ quantity"

[2]unknown n (1597) 1: one that is not known or not well-known; esp: a person who is little known (as to the public)

2: something that requires discovery, indentification, or clarification: as a: a symbol (as x, y, or z) in a mathematical equation representing an unknown quantity b: a specimen (as of bacteria or mixed chemicals) required to be identified as an exercise in appropriate laboratory techniques

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