known quantity

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of known quantity

: 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

known play
  1. : generally recognized

quantity play
  1. : an indefinite amount or number

  2. : a determinate or estimated amount

  3. : total amount or number


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