hidden

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adjective hid·den \ˈhi-dən\

Definition of hidden

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

  2. 2 :  obscure, unexplained, undisclosed

hiddenness

play \ˈhi-dən-nəs\ noun

Examples of hidden in a Sentence

  1. There was a hidden flaw in the airplane's design.

  2. the hidden costs in buying a home

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First Known Use of hidden

13th century


HIDDEN Defined for English Language Learners

hidden

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adjective

Definition of hidden for English Language Learners

  • : not seen or known

  • : not easily found or recognized



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