unpublished

adjective
un·​pub·​lished | \ ˌən-ˈpə-blisht How to pronounce unpublished (audio) \

Definition of unpublished

: not published: such as
a : not released for public distribution or sale an unpublished book/manuscript
b : having no works that have been published an unpublished author

Examples of unpublished in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tuesday's ruling was unpublished, meaning it's not intended to be precedent-setting in other cases. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "State Court of Appeals rules against Nestle's Ice Mountain bottled water in zoning dispute," 3 Dec. 2019 Much of the unpublished work was written by hand, and the younger Salinger has been disappointed in the performance of software that scans paper pages and converts them into digital files. oregonlive.com, "Long-hidden J.D. Salinger manuscripts coming to bookstore near you -- but you have to be patient," 12 Aug. 2019 The Minnesota Court of Appeals released its unpublished opinion Dec. 16, with a majority ruling in favor of the state. Jennifer Kraus, Twin Cities, "Minnesota Court of Appeals rules in favor of state in netting case," 22 Dec. 2019 The agency eventually disclosed more than 2,000 pages of unpublished notes and transcripts from 428 of the interviews, as well as several audio recordings. Craig Whitlock, chicagotribune.com, "Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan," 9 Dec. 2019 The agency eventually disclosed more than 2,000 pages of unpublished notes and transcripts from 428 of the interviews, as well as several audio recordings. Craig Whitlock, Anchorage Daily News, "Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan," 9 Dec. 2019 The Commonwealth, an initiative of the Commonwealth’s agency for civil society, awards unpublished fiction. Doseline Kiguru, Quartz Africa, "International prizes influence Africa’s modern literary canon but African writers are reshaping it," 3 Dec. 2019 In that 2019 unpublished study, sticker price was the top consideration for 51 percent of parents when making a college choice. Robert Massa, The Conversation, "Here’s why colleges are being forced to close their doors - and what they can do to stay open," 7 Nov. 2019 She and Margolis did attempt to control for the possibility that simply being more sociable drove the gains in extroverts’ contentment with an unpublished follow-up study. Daisy Yuhas, Scientific American, "Quiet Disadvantage: Study Finds Extroverts Are Happier—Even When They’re Really Introverts," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unpublished

1587, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2020

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“Unpublished.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpublished. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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unpublished

adjective
How to pronounce unpublished (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of unpublished

: not prepared, printed, and sold as or as part of a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.
used to describe a writer whose works have not yet been published

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