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adjective [only before noun]     known pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    used for describing something that people know about or have discovered

    a theory that fits the known facts

    The documents were delivered to his last known address.

    a disease with no known cure

    He was a violent man and a known drug user.

    Known pollutants had been tipped into the water.

  2. 2
    known for:

    They were known for their artistic achievements.

    be/become known as something:

    Diana Spencer, or Princess Di as she became known

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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