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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By 1980, Pine Island Bay remained the largest unmapped coastal area below the Antarctic Circle. Marissa Grunes, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Jan. 2023 The archaeologists chop through the palm trees in the interior of the peninsula, frequently getting lost in the unmapped heart of the jungle. Whitney Leaming, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2022 His decision this time to ally only with far right and ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties, unrestrained by any centrist forces, takes Israel into unmapped territory. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2022 The chase leads into an unmapped sector of space ruled by a powerful force calling themselves the Metrons. Andrew Walsh, EW.com, 4 Aug. 2022 However, the wealth never reached the Angolan people, who during and after the civil war were at risk from large areas of unmapped minefields and had little access to basic amenities, such as running water or roads. Barry Hatton, BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2022 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, 16 May 2022 Exploring unmapped territory on the moon could soon be as easy as slipping on a backpack. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Apr. 2022 The cluster is probably a previously unknown giant molecular cloud, an unmapped stellar nursery filled with protostars, Wright says. Lee Billings, Scientific American, 17 Apr. 2015 See More

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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 4 Feb. 2023.

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