un·​ex·​plored | \ ˌən-ik-ˈsplȯrd How to pronounce unexplored (audio) \

Definition of unexplored

: not explored: such as
a : not penetrated or ranged over for purposes of geographical discovery an area of unexplored wilderness
b : not looked into or investigated unexplored options unexplored areas of study

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But aside from the Apollo mission flybys, and some recent lunar orbiters, the far side remains relatively unexplored. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Here’s why China’s launch to the far side of the Moon is a big deal," 10 Dec. 2018 The ocean floor is one of the last great unexplored regions of our planet. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Hidden Coral Reef Discovered Off the Georgia Coast," 28 Aug. 2018 The panel’s Democrats dissented from the report issued by the GOP majority, saying that major lines of inquiry went unexplored. WSJ, "New House Committee Chiefs Take Their Chairs," 4 Jan. 2019 There is no place more unexplored or more important to our long term survival than space. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Last Space Race' Explores The Final Frontier Anew (Exclusive)," 12 July 2018 For Dortmund the game provided a chance to plant its flag in territory that, for most German clubs, remains largely unexplored. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "No losers as LAFC and Borussia Dortmund play the first of what they hope are many beneficial meetings," 23 May 2018 Truthfully, oceans still remain virtually unexplored. National Geographic, "32 Astonishing Photos From a Career Spent Underwater," 13 June 2018 Much of this zone remains unexplored: It is often skipped by scientists on their way to the ocean bottom. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "This Device Helps Fish Make It Out of the Twilight Zone Alive," 9 June 2018 This is a fundamentally new and unexplored way in which experience can alter the brain. Robert Martone, Scientific American, "Early Life Experience: It’s in Your DNA," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of unexplored

1697, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unexplored

: not yet investigated or explored
: not yet studied or discussed thoroughly

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