\ ˈnōn How to pronounce known (audio) \

Definition of known

: generally recognized a known authority on art

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This change was not made known to pilots flying the planes until weeks after a deadly crash killed 189 people in Indonesia last October. Washington Post, "Airlines cancel thousands of flights as Boeing works to fix 737 Max software problems," 14 July 2019 The tapes help draw a more complete portrait of the reporter, whose work beyond a few high profile investigations is not well known to many Arizonans today. Richard Ruelas,, "Lost to Time From the Don Bolles files: Murder and the drug ring's pot plane," 9 July 2019 Director of football affairs Marc Overmars was made known of Los Blancos' offer, which is thought to be in the region of €50-60m., "Report: Real Madrid Makes Offer for Ajax's Donny Van De Beek," 27 June 2019 Thousands of families were separated at the border, even before the policy was made known to the public in June 2018. Erin Corbett, Fortune, "Why U.S. Teachers Are Protesting Alongside Cages in Geneva," 17 June 2019 There is no agreement of any kind that hasn’t been made known. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "'Diplomacy at its finest': Pompeo defends Mexico deal amid criticism of Trump's tariff threat," 8 June 2019 The parameters of the possible deal weren’t made known, but the Mariners would have to eat a fair amount of money left on his contract. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Mike Leake trade rumors: Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks discussed trade," 6 June 2019 But will Londoner's interest wane as lesser-known teams fly over? Motez Bishara, CNN, "MLB London Series: Yankees crush Red Sox as league comes out winning," 1 July 2019 For some of the lesser-known candidates, the national debates were the first opportunity to introduce their brand – visually as well as verbally. Adam Tschorn,, "The 2020 Democratic debates: A pop of red, a naked neck and a sea of navy blue," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of known

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of known

: generally accepted as something specified
: included in the knowledge that all people considered as one group have
: familiar to people


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Kids Definition of known

: generally recognized She's a known liar.

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