an unknown quantity

an unknown quantity
(a person or thing whose characteristics, abilities etc cannot be predicted.) ukendt størrelse
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(a person or thing whose characteristics, abilities etc cannot be predicted.) ukendt størrelse

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  • unknown quantity — noun singular someone or something that you have no knowledge or experience of but is likely to affect a situation you are involved in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unknown quantity — ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing whose nature, value, or significance is not known …   English terms dictionary

  • unknown quantity — {n.} Someone or something whose value and importance are not known, especially in a certain situation, time or place; a new and untested person or thing. * /What we would find if we could fly to the moon is an unknown quantity./ * /The new player …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • unknown quantity — {n.} Someone or something whose value and importance are not known, especially in a certain situation, time or place; a new and untested person or thing. * /What we would find if we could fly to the moon is an unknown quantity./ * /The new player …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • unknown quantity — noun 1. a factor in a given situation whose bearing and importance is not apparent (Freq. 1) I don t know what the new man will do; he s still an unknown quantity • Hypernyms: ↑factor 2. a variable whose values are solutions of an equation • Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • unknown\ quantity — noun Someone or something whose value and importance are not known, especially in a certain situation, time or place; a new and untested person or thing. What we would find if we could fly to the moon is an unknown quantity. The new player is… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • unknown quantity — noun A person or thing whose nature or value is a mystery. ...the Evening Post of this city to refer to him recently as the young Belgian painter, and to the general public he is an unknown quantity …   Wiktionary

  • unknown quantity — nežinomasis dydis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Dydis, kurio vertė nežinoma. atitikmenys: angl. unknown quantity vok. Unbekannte, f; unbekannte Größe, f rus. неизвестная величина, f pranc. grandeur inconnue, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • unknown quantity — nežinomasis dydis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. unknown quantity vok. unbekannte Größe, f rus. неизвестная величина, f pranc. grandeur inconnue, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • an unknown quantity — if someone or something is an unknown quantity, you do not know much about them or what effect they will have in the future. Turner may do well in the election, though he is an unknown quantity as a campaigner. The new computer system is still an …   New idioms dictionary

  • (an) unknown quantity — an ˌunknown ˈquantity idiom a person or thing whose qualities or abilities are not yet known Main entry: ↑unknownidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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