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 Gaia measures their surfaces, entire appearances, and locations in space in order to observe the tiny shadows and movements that indicate the pull of any previously-undiscovered exoplanets. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 16 June 2022 Both shared an audacious courage of forging paths undiscovered, and experimenting with unconventional ideas that would result in new representations of beauty. Jennifer Lee, Forbes, 2 May 2022 And, potentially, is this an entirely new undiscovered species? Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 The profiles went undiscovered for months, while complaints about harassment continued. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 Doris is soon pursuing a new client: a young, undiscovered singer from Dallas, Jacqueline Haupt, who goes by Jacks. Graciela Mochkofsky, The New Yorker, 20 Apr. 2022 In Jackson's case, the students have tracked down autopsy and police reports, interviewed friends, relatives and police and scoured social media and genealogy websites for undiscovered connections. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, 8 Apr. 2022 If correct, this higher mass could be evidence of possible as-yet-undiscovered particles affecting the W boson in some way. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 7 Apr. 2022 The breadth, depth and duration of RXTE’s survey and its resulting harvest of x-rays from flaring binary neutron stars implies that tens of thousands of these systems could exist undiscovered throughout the Milky Way, Maccarone says. Lyndie Chiou, Scientific American, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 29 Jun. 2022.

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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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