un·​per·​ceived | \ ˌən-pər-ˈsēvd How to pronounce unperceived (audio) \

Definition of unperceived

: not seen, observed, or given notice : not perceived unperceived problems

Examples of unperceived in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over time, the angle of these lines changed, suggesting to audience members that the direction of the pendulum’s travel was shifting under the influence of an unperceived rotational motion—that of Earth. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian, "How Does Foucault’s Pendulum Prove the Earth Rotates?," 3 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unperceived

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unperceived.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unperceived. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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