Known vs. Unknown

Known vs. Unknown — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Known and Unknown

Knownverb

Past participle of know.

Unknownadjective

Not known; unfamiliar

a problem unknown in earlier times.

Knownadjective

Proved or generally recognized

the only known case.a known authority.

Unknownadjective

Not identified, ascertained, or established

received flowers from an unknown admirer.

Knownnoun

Something that is known

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

Unknownadjective

Not well known or widely known

an unknown artist.

Knownadjective

Identified as a specific type; renowned, famous.

He was a known pickpocket.

Unknownnoun

That which is unknown

investigating the unknown.

Knownadjective

Researched, accepted, familiar.

Unknownnoun

Something that is not known

This case has many unknowns.

Knownnoun

(algebra) A variable or constant whose value is already determined.

Unknownnoun

A person who is not well known, as to the general public

cast an unknown in the starring role.

Knownnoun

Any fact or situation which is known or familiar.

Unknownnoun

An unknown person, especially an Unknown Soldier

the tomb of the unknowns.

Knownverb

inflection of know||past|part

Unknownnoun

(Mathematics) A quantity of unknown numerical value.

Knownadjective

apprehended with certainty;

a known quantitythe limits of the known worlda musician known throughout the worlda known criminal

Unknownadjective

Not known; unidentified; not well known.

Unknownnoun

(algebra) A variable (usually x, y or z) whose value is to be found.

Unknownnoun

Any thing, place, or situation about which nothing is known; an unknown fact or piece of information.

Unknownnoun

A person of no identity; a nonentity

Unknownnoun

an unknown and unexplored region;

they came like angels out the unknown

Unknownnoun

anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

Unknownnoun

a variable whose values are solutions of an equation

Unknownadjective

not known;

an unknown amountan unknown islandan unknown writeran unknown source

Unknownadjective

being or having an unknown or unnamed source;

a poem by an unknown authorcorporations responsible to nameless ownersan unnamed donor

Unknownadjective

not known to exist;

things obscurely felt surged up from unsuspected depths in her

Unknownadjective

not famous or acclaimed;

an obscure familyunsung heroes of the war

Unknownadjective

not known before;

used many strange wordssaw many strange faces in the crowddon't let anyone unknown into the house