hid·​den | \ ˈhi-dᵊn How to pronounce hidden (audio) \

Definition of hidden

1 : being out of sight or not readily apparent : concealed

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hiddenness \ ˈhi-​dᵊn-​nəs How to pronounce hiddenness (audio) \ noun

Examples of hidden in a Sentence

There was a hidden flaw in the airplane's design. the hidden costs in buying a home
Recent Examples on the Web Its downfall could've been tied in part to greed — CNBC uncovers its hidden wine cave, beekeepers and botox treatments — but its industry is also just downright unprofitable. Mark Olalde, USA TODAY, "Climate Point: Not to be alarmist, but is your house in a flood zone?," 3 July 2020 His unconventional approach involves covert ops like posing as a patron and devoting three days of surveillance with hidden cameras to shed light on why a restaurant is struggling. Kathy Passero, cleveland, "‘Undercover Chef’ on Food Network | How to watch, time, streaming info," 2 July 2020 Beachtown is a hidden oasis located on the eastern tip of Galveston Island. Houston Chronicle, "Beachtown offers active lifestyle by the sea with city amenities," 27 June 2020 In fact, many are not studies at all, but subjective conclusions based on data, and methods that remain hidden and thus difficult to validate. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, "Science by press release: When the story gets ahead of the science," 27 June 2020 Ahead, six summer-ready trends to consider this season, along with the best problem-solving bras that will stay hidden and let your look live. Erin Parker, Glamour, "The 24 Best Sneaky Bras to Wear Under Tricky Summer Outfits," 25 June 2020 Thanks to a hidden front closure containing strong magnets, opening and closing will be a breeze. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Amazon’s ‘Big Style Sale’ is on, deals up to 50 percent off Reebok, Fossil, Tommy Hilfiger and more," 25 June 2020 Economic downturns tend to reveal stresses on the financial condition of companies that previously remained hidden, Peikin said. Matt Robinson, Bloomberg.com, "SEC Is Scrutinizing Public Companies Granted Virus Relief Funds," 2 June 2020 Beachtown, a hidden oasis on the eastern tip of Galveston Island, is a beloved place to both visit and live. Houston Chronicle, "Buyers can enjoy nature, sunrise, sunset views at Beachtown," 20 June 2020

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First Known Use of hidden

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Jul 2020

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“Hidden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hidden. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hidden

: not seen or known
: not easily found or recognized

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