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adjective uk   /nəʊn/  us   /noʊn/
B2 used to refer to 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.
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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".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.
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