a certain - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    some, but not very much
    a certain amount of something:

    A certain amount of fat in your diet is good for you.

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  2. 2
    used for talking about someone when you know their name but nothing else about them

    The owner of the house, a certain Mr Brady, was reportedly living abroad.

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See also main entry: certain