unobserved

adjective
un·​ob·​served | \ ˌən-əb-ˈzərvd How to pronounce unobserved (audio) \

Definition of unobserved

: not noticed or perceived : not observed The two vessels slipped out of Plymouth, unobserved by Spanish spies …— Samuel Eliot Morison A welcoming place is almost by definition someplace out of sight, someplace private and unobserved.— Jane Kramer

Examples of unobserved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notably unobserved in major variants of concern or interest, this mutation is found in the C.1.2 variant originating in South Africa. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 Daniel Boone National Forest goes unobserved, Sharp, 27, is okay with that. Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2021 According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, despite Earth being roughly 70% water, more than 80% of our planet's oceans are unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored. Vanessa Wilkins, Travel + Leisure, 17 Aug. 2021 This third, previously unobserved type is referred to as an electron capture supernova -- and it was orginally described by Nomoto in 1980. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 28 June 2021 And the high school renovations, including the one at Lincoln High designed to allow students to remain on campus, proceeded largely unobserved as students and educators ran through daily schedules from home. oregonlive, 27 Apr. 2021 Berry runs a number of complex statistical tests demonstrating that these unobserved factors are not likely driving his results. Christopher Ingraham, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Mar. 2021 Berry runs a number of complex statistical tests demonstrating that these unobserved factors are not likely driving his results. Christopher Ingraham, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Mar. 2021 Berry runs a number of complex statistical tests demonstrating that these unobserved factors are not likely driving his results. Christopher Ingraham, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of unobserved

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unobserved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unobserved. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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unobserved

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unobserved

: not seen or noticed

unobserved

adjective
un·​ob·​served | \ ˌən-əb-ˈzərvd \

Kids Definition of unobserved

: not noticed She left the room unobserved.

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