Known quantities

Related to Known quantities: unknown quantity
(Math.) quantities whose values are given.

See also: Quantity

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As opposed to the direct polling of the national and provincial assemblies, we're dealing with known quantities here, not the tempestuous mood of the teeming millions, which might, at times, throw out of the way the most astute-sounding of predictions.
But maybe this summer is more about Koeman convincing Walsh that it's time to pursue the known quantities in the transfer market, not the unknown ones.
Of course, known quantities hold much more licensing potential than unproven concepts.
And once Keane took full control, he wasted no time in bringing in reinforcements - and the rookie manager went for known quantities, with all of his deadline-day signings former team-mates of his at either Man U, Celtic or with the Republic of Ireland.
Using an ink-jet-printed array of known quantities of drugs, researchers calibrated their spectroscopy techniques to measure specks of the chemicals.
5: A set of calibrators with known quantities of coagulation factors,
Internal candidates are known quantities that have a history with your company.
Under those circumstances, incumbents, as known quantities, have a decisive edge.
This data enabled the researchers to measure all known quantities of energy used in over 400 industry classifications, including within households, and trace the flow of energy embodied within products through the production chain to the final sale.
Therefore we needed to ensure we retained the ability to source known quantities of quality cattle for our own enterprise.
Tool setups can be prestaged offline since the units make offsets known quantities.
OK, not everybody--no doubt veteran protesters the Stuckists will once again camp out on Tate Britain's steps during the show's run, wailing that there are no proper figurative painters amid the short list of Kutlug Ataman, Jeremy Deller, Langlands & Bell, and Yinka Shonibare--but this year in particular the jurors (including curators Catherine David and David Thorp and British art critic Adrian Searle) appear mostly concerned with offering palliative nods of recognition to known quantities who have previously, and in some cases inexplicably, been overlooked.