incógnita
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incógnita(
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kohg
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nee
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tah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (enigma)
a. mystery
Todavía es una incógnita cómo le hizo Juan para pasar el examen.It's still a mystery how Juan managed to pass the test.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (mathematics)
a. unknown quantity
"x" representa la incógnita en la ecuación anterior."x" stands for the unknown quantity in the previous equation.
b. unknown
Mis alumnos están aprendiendo a resolver ecuaciones lineales con una incógnita.My students are learning to solve linear equations with one unknown.
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incógnita
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mathematics)
a. unknown (quantity)
2. (misterio)
a. mystery
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incógnita
1 (Matemáticas) unknown quantity
despejar la incógnita to find the unknown quantity
2 (por averiguar) (misterio) mystery; (razón oculta) hidden motive
queda en pie la incógnita sobre su influencia there is still a question mark over his influence
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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