unknowable

[uhn-noh-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
not knowable; incapable of being known or understood.
noun
2.
something that is unknowable.
3.
the Unknowable, the postulated reality lying behind all phenomena but not cognizable by any of the processes by which the mind cognizes phenomenal objects.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see un-1, knowable

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unknowable (ʌnˈnəʊəbəl)
 
adj
1.  incapable of being known or understood
2.  a.  beyond human understanding
 b.  (as noun): the unknowable
 
un'knowableness
 
n
 
unknowa'bility
 
n
 
un'knowably
 
adv

Unknowable (ʌnˈnəʊəbəl)
 
n
philosophy the Unknowable the ultimate reality that underlies all phenomena but cannot be known

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For the next few days, the world teetered on the brink of an unknowable nuclear
  engagement.
We've watched her grow up from afar, a silent figure both famous and unknowable
  in her parents' turbulent life.
As will be demonstrated, the value of the bribes is not unknowable.
Both have unknowable difficulties and will produce surprise events.
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