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English noun: unknown quantity

1. unknown quantity (event) a factor in a given situation whose bearing and importance is not apparent

SamplesI don't know what the new man will do; he's still an unknown quantity.

Broader (hypernym)factor

2. unknown quantity (communication) a variable whose values are solutions of an equation


Broader (hypernym)variable

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