un·​dis·​cov·​ered | \ ˌən-di-ˈskə-vərd How to pronounce undiscovered (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Civil liberties groups, journalists and people who have faced police abuse are concerned that the measure will restrict press freedoms and allow police brutality to go undiscovered. Washington Post, "World Digest: Nov. 28, 2020," 28 Nov. 2020 And while Escola has a knack for female characters, their repertoire includes men too, like Toby, a basic bro who also happens to be an undiscovered musical theater virtuoso. Meredith Blake Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "New York had Cole Escola down and out. Now they’re part of comedy’s queer new wave," 21 Jan. 2021 Moreover, blood has innumerable undiscovered biomarkers. Members Of The Oncology Think Tank, Scientific American, "We Must Find Ways to Detect Cancer Much Earlier," 8 Jan. 2021 In Playa del Carmen, they’ll be treated to a microadventure to Chichen Itza, a visit to an underwater museum, lunch at a relatively undiscovered cenote 60 feet underground, an ancestral beverage tasting, and more. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, "This Two-week Mexico Vacation Comes With Private Jets, Presidential Suites, and the World’s Most Expensive Taco," 22 Dec. 2020 The Mayflower pilgrims have no claim to uncharted waters or undiscovered countries. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, "The 1620 Project," 26 Nov. 2020 For now, the scientists say, the point is to understand the role these minerals are playing in the ants themselves—and see if there are other as-yet-undiscovered armors and biominerals out there. National Geographic, "Leaf-cutter ants have rocky crystal armor, never before seen in insects," 25 Nov. 2020 Civil liberties groups, journalists, and people who have faced police abuse are concerned that the measure will stymie press freedoms and allow police brutality to go undiscovered and unpunished. Fox News, "French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police images," 28 Nov. 2020 There are likely undiscovered viruses that exist in nature that threaten humanity, directly or indirectly. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, "How animals can help us demystify viruses," 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of undiscovered

1555, in the meaning defined above

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“Undiscovered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undiscovered. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of undiscovered

: not having been found or noticed : not discovered


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

Kids Definition of undiscovered

: not discovered an undiscovered island

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