known quantity

Definition of known quantity

  1. :  someone or something whose abilities or characteristics are well known When she was cast in the role of the princess, she was already a known quantity from her work in several films.

Word by Word Definitions

knownplay
  1. :  generally recognized

quantityplay
  1. :  an indefinite amount or number

    :  a determinate or estimated amount

    :  total amount or number


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