un·​dis·​cov·​ered ˌən-di-ˈskə-vərd How to pronounce undiscovered (audio)
: not found or found out : not discovered
an undiscovered island
as yet undiscovered talents
undiscovered motives
… detected the presence of a hitherto undiscovered element.Paul Strathern

Examples of undiscovered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While 47 Tucanae can be seen with the naked eye, detailed imaging allows the team to discover a very faint and previously undiscovered radio signal at the center of the cluster. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 18 Jan. 2024 But because there have not been external keyboards for iPhone, many of those capabilities have gone undiscovered by customers. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 5 Jan. 2024 Simone then spent years searching for a way to expand public awareness of the magazines, one of the few previously undiscovered literary efforts that document the Holocaust in Europe. Nina Siegal, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2023 Tarkovsky eschews the flash of his non-Soviet contemporaries, opting to use sci-fi in the manner of the era's novelists as a way to examine the as yet undiscovered contours of the human mind. EW.com, 13 Nov. 2023 The disappearance hit too close to home for Hinkle, who was chilled to think that clues to her whereabouts could have been anywhere, undiscovered, along the country roads near his home. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 8 Jan. 2024 One of the greatest challenges is that many wrecks are undiscovered or in remote locations. Avery Paxton, Discover Magazine, 26 Dec. 2023 Barring the emergence of some yet undiscovered hideous side effect of long-term use, these drugs are poised to become virtually ubiquitous in the years ahead. Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Bon Appétit, 21 Dec. 2023 The new estimate of undiscovered archaeological sites paves the way for future field work in the Amazon. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undiscovered was in 1555

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“Undiscovered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undiscovered. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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