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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The playlists will include newer and older tracks, alongside previously undiscovered songs for that particular user. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Similar to Spotify’s Daily Mix playlists," 18 Dec. 2018 But Wray added that other packages may yet be in transit, which means there’s a chance a working bomb remains undiscovered. Alex Ward, Vox, "2 possible reasons the pipe bombs didn’t explode," 26 Oct. 2018 Swamps were a haven for mosquitoes, creating a ripe environment for malaria that would remain undiscovered until the 19th century. Kristine Phillips, The Seattle Times, "Archaeologists find ‘vampire burial’ site of a child feared capable of rising from the dead," 26 Oct. 2018 Over time, many are forgotten, leaving a legacy of pollution that remains undiscovered. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Booming postindustrial neighborhoods often overlook polluted past," 9 Oct. 2018 Even after two years in business the restaurant seems to be an undiscovered gem, even among locals. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Miminashi: Napa’s little-known gem," 15 Feb. 2018 Get thee to a museum: Chances are there's some undiscovered gem within a day's drive of your home. Charlotte Latvala, Good Housekeeping, "Help Your Kids Make the Most of Summer," 4 May 2010 Hillary Clinton appeared to hold a solid lead in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, but then an undiscovered batch of Trump voters showed up at the polls. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Democrats suddenly look strong again in the Midwest," 25 Oct. 2018 In the most distant part of our solar system, past the orbits of Neptune and Pluto, lurks an undiscovered planet. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Find Dwarf Planet 'The Goblin' Lurking in the Outer Solar System," 2 Oct. 2018

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1555, in the meaning defined above

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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\

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: not discovered an undiscovered island

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