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 Reykjadalur is far from undiscovered, so there's usually plenty of company to enjoy the experience before the hike back to your car. Rick Steves, USA TODAY, "Geothermal baths and beyond: Rick Steves' guide to Iceland's steamiest sites," 25 June 2019 Hundreds of bodies were recovered from the field after the battle, but Leonard’s body lay undiscovered until last March, when a road construction crew uncovered it and alerted South Korean army officials. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "A casualty of the Korean War comes home to SF for burial," 18 Jan. 2018 Scientists cobbled together radar data, snow accumulation measurements, and surface motion data in order to chart the previously undiscovered valley. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "The Deepest Point on Land Is Hidden Beneath an Antarctic Glacier," 16 Dec. 2019 While big agencies like CAA represent the no-doubt stars, Bernstein and his agency, Clarity Sports, survive by finding undiscovered talent. Oliver Staley, Quartz at Work, "How the NFL separates good from great when evaluating talent," 24 Oct. 2019 Archaeologists are hoping to find still-undiscovered royal crypts, including the final resting places of Queen Nefertiti, Tut’s widow Ankhsenamun, Amenhotep I, Thutmose II and Ramses VIII. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Archaeologists Discover 20 Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins," 18 Oct. 2019 New Zealand’s education minister called for an investigation Wednesday after reports that a student’s body lay undiscovered in a university dorm room for nearly eight weeks. San Diego Union-Tribune, "New Zealand minister calls for investigation in dorm death," 24 Sep. 2019 One was a 56-year-old man who lay undiscovered in his apartment for six days. Stephen Castle, New York Times, "Shortchanged: Why British Life Expectancy Is Falling," 30 Aug. 2019 The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City takes viewers into an undiscovered world that is about so much more than religion, although the Mormon church is undeniably ingrained in the culture. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City! Bravo Announces Newest Housewives Franchise at BravoCon," 16 Nov. 2019

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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 22 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of undiscovered

: not having been found or noticed : not discovered


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: not discovered an undiscovered island

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