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English definition of “known”

known

adjective     /nəʊn/ US  /noʊn/
B2 describes something or someone that is familiar to or understood by people: These people are known criminals. There is no known reason for the accident. He is known to the police because of his previous criminal record. → See also well knownKnowing and learning known as sth B1 If someone or something is known as a particular name, that person or thing is called by that name: And this is Terry, otherwise known as 'Muscleman'.Names and titles make sth known to tell people about something so that it becomes publicly known: Local residents have made known their objections to the proposals. I made it known that I was not happy with the decision.Announcing, informing and stating
(Definition of known adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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