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

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The most recent instance of a suspicious hidden camera located in an Airbnb occurred in Ireland. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "A Survey Found That One in Ten Airbnb Users Have Found Hidden Cameras," 8 May 2019 These data have unveiled a hidden world of somatic mutation and clonal competition in normal esophagus. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Healthy tissues in older people carry a lot of cancer-promoting mutations," 26 Oct. 2018 The appeal of discovering new, hidden worlds is a big part of why spelunkers are drawn to cave exploring. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "What Lies Beneath? Vague Mapping Complicates Thai Cave Rescue," 8 July 2018 Brea, of Winter Park, instantly raised awareness with her revealing story of the hidden world of ME/CFS. Mike Candelaria, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Chronic fatigue syndrome puts Central Florida woman on a mission to help," 11 May 2018 Go behind the screen and check out the hidden world of an emoji. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Razzies 2018: 'The Emoji Movie' gets worst picture, Tom Cruise takes worst actor," 3 Mar. 2018 Just try not to bore too many of your friends with your knowledge about this hidden world. Rick Paulas, Popular Mechanics, "The Graffiti That Will Save Your Life," 22 Feb. 2016 And because subs must stay submerged and hidden, secure continuous communication with Washington is not possible. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Does America Still Need the Nuclear Triad?," 23 Jan. 2019 Quote: Despite the fact that the July 30th letter remains hidden, my committee has been investigating the allegations and has heard from multiple witnesses since Sunday. Fox News, "Alan Dershowitz: Kavanaugh accuser must speak first," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of hidden

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of hidden

: not seen or known
: not easily found or recognized

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one that collects or salvages junk

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