un·​de·​tect·​ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈtek-təd How to pronounce undetected (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of undetected

: not observed, noticed, or detected an undetected flaw/error an undetected illness These rare mistakes are subtle and may go undetected for months and even years.— Mario Salvadori

Examples of undetected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That confusion enabled the actual snake of Malcolm to go undetected, landing the three-time Survivor player the $100,000 prize. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 27 July 2022 Whistleblowers provide a window into the fraud and misbehavior that would otherwise go undetected. Max Voldman, Fortune, 22 July 2022 But such a population may not be truly representative, experts warn, as cases in other populations potentially go undetected. Erin Prater, Fortune, 23 June 2022 Symptoms include bleeding, itching and pain, but some people might not have symptoms or have minor symptoms, causing the cancer to go undetected. Brianna Abbott, WSJ, 15 June 2022 Unfortunately, working remotely often causes these issues to go undetected. Patrick Donegan, Forbes, 26 May 2022 Cases can go undetected if people don’t develop symptoms, don’t get tested, or use at-home rapid tests that aren’t reported to public-health officials. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 26 Apr. 2022 Other infection clusters outside of groups that are regularly tested might go undetected, said Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy with the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington. Carla K. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 8 Apr. 2022 In addition, officials are unable to sequence at-home tests, which means potential mutations or new variants could go undetected, experts say. Arielle Mitropoulos, ABC News, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of undetected

circa 1602, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undetected was circa 1602

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“Undetected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undetected. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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