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    Definition of known in English Dictionary

  • NounPLknowns
    1. (algebra) A variable or constant whose value is already determined.
      1. Any fact or situation which is known or familiar.
      2. Verb
        1. past participle of know.
        2. AdjectiveCOMbetter knownSUPbest known
          1. Identified as a specific type; renowned, famous.
            1. He was a known pickpocket. ‎
          2. Researched, accepted, familiar.
            1. As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels. The reason plaque forms isn’t entirely known, but it seems to be related to high levels of cholesterol inducing an inflammatory response, which can also attract and trap more cellular debris over time.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Here we evaluated the response of EHTs to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) and the effect of known cardiocytoprotective molecules.
            • Hsp70 is also known to have a protein unfoldase activity that is important for translocation of proteins across the membranes of organelles; [ …]
            • Then, eight years ago, when I was 24, I had my pelvis sawn in three and pinned back together again (otherwise known as a PAO, or periacetabular osteotomy) with four long metal rods.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Whether it is degraded and newly synthesized or dispersed throughout the cytoplasm and subsequently reaggregated at the spindle is not known.
            • Mr. Biden’s decision had earthquakelike magnitude in Hillaryland, as Mrs. Clinton’s closest supporters are collectively known.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Irregular verb forms
                    • Irregular past participles
                    • Participles
                      • Past participles
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                Source: Wiktionary

                Meaning of known for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "known" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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