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well-known

[wel-nohn] /ˈwɛlˈnoʊn/
adjective
1.
clearly or fully known:
The well-known reasons are obvious.
2.
generally or widely known:
a well-known painting.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English
Synonyms
2. prominent, famous, noted, celebrated.
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Examples for wellknown
  • Today all wellknown vendors of medical systems offer corresponding solutions.
  • Some wellknown species give off a red color from carotenoid compounds.
  • The simplified version the wellknown painting software fractal design.
  • Several unsupported theories have become wellknown in popular culture.
  • Shaw corresponded with an array of people, many of them wellknown.
  • Without doubt there are wellknown linguists on either side of the question.
  • They are wellknown and feared for their extensive use of the plasma torpedo.
  • It is a wellknown laboratory of council of scientific and industrial research.
  • Bud dry is now rarely seen in stores and bars where it was once wellknown.
  • Dairy products, such as milk and cheese, are a wellknown source of calcium.
British Dictionary definitions for wellknown

well-known

adjective (well known when postpositive)
1.
widely known; famous; celebrated
2.
known fully or clearly
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Word Origin and History for wellknown

well-known

adj.

late 15c., from well (adv.) + past participle of know.

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