un·​mapped | \ ˌən-ˈmapt How to pronounce unmapped (audio) \

Definition of unmapped

: not represented on a map : uncharted unmapped wilderness … wild and unmapped areas of the physical world.— H. G. Rickover

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More than 80 percent of the ocean is unmapped and unexplored, which leaves open the question of how many species there are yet to be discovered. Paul Chesley, National Geographic, "Our oceans are under attack by climate change, overfishing," 21 Mar. 2019 Scientists are largely seeing earthquakes on unmapped faults that were activated in 2014 by wastewater injection, said state seismologist Jake Walter. Fox News, "Oklahoma sees more severe earthquakes, fewer overall," 7 July 2018 The figures in the story have emerged in recent months and inhabit an unmapped but potentially vast new territory in the investigation. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Why the New Times Report on the Gulf Meeting Is Freaking Trump Out," 21 May 2018 The northwest corner of the continent represented one of the last unexplored and unmapped regions on the planet—along with interior Africa, Australia, and both poles. Porter Fox, Outside Online, "The Best New Books About Epic Expeditions," 19 Apr. 2018 Scattered between the novels are short stories that fill out Le Guin’s archipelagic world like small, previously unmapped islands. Ryu Spaeth, New Republic, "An Education Through Earthsea," 6 Feb. 2018 Back in 1933 the king gave Standard Oil of California (the forerunner to Chevron) exploration rights in the Arabian desert, in an area twice the size of Texas that was largely unmapped and had no roads or communications. Vivienne Walt, Fortune, "Inside Saudi Aramco's Kingdom of Oil," 24 Oct. 2017 No one knows where the world’s deepest cave is, and vast expanses of the ocean floor remain unmapped. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, "A Year on Ice," 5 Sep. 2017 As late as the 1970s parts of the Western Desert were still unsurveyed and unmapped. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "A Passage To Egypt," 18 Sep. 2014

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1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unmapped was in 1805

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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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