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adjective un·fore·seen \ˌən-fȯr-ˈsēn\

Definition of unforeseen

  1. :  not anticipated or expected :  not foreseen :  unexpected <an unforeseen delay> <unforeseen consequences>

1651

First Known Use of unforeseen

1651


UNFORESEEN Defined for Kids

unforeseen

adjective un·fore·seen \ˌən-fōr-ˈsēn\

Definition of unforeseen for Students

  1. :  not known beforehand :  unexpected <unforeseen problems>



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