un·​mapped ˌən-ˈmapt How to pronounce unmapped (audio)
: not represented on a map : uncharted
unmapped wilderness
… wild and unmapped areas of the physical world.H. G. Rickover

Examples of unmapped in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His latest film, The Damned, is not technically a documentary: It’s set in 1862 at the height of the Civil War and follows a pack of Union soldiers treacherously exploring unmapped territories in the West. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2024 And human engineers’ attempts to make up for this shortcoming—such as creating ultra-detailed maps to fill in blanks in sensor data—tend not to be updated frequently enough to guide a vehicle in every possible situation, such as encountering an unmapped construction site. Christopher Mims, WSJ, 5 June 2021 Science fiction is inherently speculative, an imagination's attempt to make sense of the vast, unmapped territories of outer space, technology, and human consciousness. Randall Colburn, EW.com, 9 Nov. 2023 However, there was real debate whether the lane-centering and adaptive cruise portions of the ADAS hardware underlying the emergency stop capabilities could adequately support emergency stopping on an unmapped road, such as a race- or test track. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, 20 Jan. 2024 European and Asian talk of an as-yet unmapped territory could just as easily have referred to Australia or Oceania. Benjamin Plackett, Discover Magazine, 15 Jan. 2024 The inner depths of the giant planets remain unmapped and unknown, with familiar elements behaving very differently as they’re crushed by pressure. Paul Sutter, Ars Technica, 10 July 2023 That queue is scattered now; we are left in an unmapped zone where the facts are uncertain, and dreams struggle with numbness—isn’t that the mood of modern advertising? Michelle Orange, Harper's Magazine, 12 Dec. 2023 The challenge for the Israeli military will be doing this while avoiding fighting inside Hamas’s warren of unmapped, dark, and claustrophobic tunnels. Foreign Affairs, 9 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unmapped was in 1805

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“Unmapped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmapped. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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