What does unknown quantity mean?

Definitions for unknown quantity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unknown quantity(noun)

    a factor in a given situation whose bearing and importance is not apparent

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

  2. unknown, unknown quantity(noun)

    a variable whose values are solutions of an equation

Wiktionary

  1. unknown quantity(Noun)

    A person or thing whose nature or value is a mystery.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unknown quantity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unknown quantity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elliott Suthers:

    Whitman said in a statement. Although Whitman is one of the most prominent executives in Silicon Valley, with a career that spans startups and older businesses, she is not a household name in California, despite her run for governor, said Elliott Suthers, senior vice president with Grayling public communications and communications and media adviser for the McCain/Palin 2008 presidential campaign. To run against a relatively popular incumbent like [ Sen. Dianne Feinstein ] she ’d need to spend record amounts to get within striking distance, outside of Silicon Valley, she’s still a largely unknown quantity. Voters have a pretty short memory and her positions have undoubtedly shifted since 2010.

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