un·​dis·​cov·​ered | \ˌən-di-ˈskə-vərd \

Definition of undiscovered 

: 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

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That amounts to a win-win tactic for a disinformation campaign, Mr. Brookie said: If discovered, the campaign undermines legitimate political protest; if undiscovered, the activity foments dissent. Deepa Seetharaman, WSJ, "Facebook Pulls Fake Accounts That Mimic Russian Tactics Ahead of Election," 31 July 2018 Or perhaps these mammals use a yet-undiscovered method of maintaining their chill. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "The Earliest Mammals Kept Their Cool With Descended Testicles," 28 June 2018 The place hummed—a hive of activity, eagerly grasping for purchase in an undiscovered market. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "With a simple and cheap rocket, Virgin Orbit aims for the extraordinary," 4 June 2018 Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is hardly an undiscovered gem. Lyndsey Matthews, Town & Country, "See Inside the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland, the Blue Lagoon's First Five-Star Hotel," 11 June 2018 Every summer, America’s Got Talent showcases a range of undiscovered talent, but one couple featured on the show last week had already found a fanbase from singing six-second covers on the now-defunct Vine app. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Us the Duo Talk Decision to Go On 'America's Got Talent,' New Tour & Coming Up on Vine With Shawn Mendes," 12 June 2018 Wherever discrepancies exist, there could lurk undiscovered astrophysics. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "The Fastest Supercomputer for Astronomy Comes Online in Japan," 1 June 2018 Creators included every cliché character, even a nice local touch with the undiscovered, wannabe country-music singer who pops up in anything staged in Nashville. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "Jay Cutler, the King of Not Caring, still rules on 'Very Cavallari'," 9 July 2018 But ones between 140 meters and 1 kilometer across—still big enough to wipe out a city—are so faint that an estimated 59% remain undiscovered. Adam Mann, Science | AAAS, "To find small asteroids that could hit Earth, private foundation embraces small satellites," 22 May 2018

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1555, in the meaning defined above

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un·​dis·​cov·​ered | \ˌən-di-ˈskəv-ərd\

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: not discovered an undiscovered island

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