un·​pub·​lished | \ˌən-ˈpə-blisht \

Definition of unpublished 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a : not released for public distribution or sale an unpublished book/manuscript

b : having no works that have been published an unpublished author

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Jay Van Bavel, a social psychologist at NYU, pointed me to one unpublished PhD dissertation that addresses the question. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Cambridge Analytica’s “psychographic microtargeting”: what’s bullshit and what’s legit," 23 Mar. 2018 Second, self-published and unpublished writers are those most likely to have their music unidentified or misidentified by digital music services. Phil Galdston, Billboard, "The Music Modernization Act: We Can & Must Do Better (Guest Column)," 21 Feb. 2018 The largest firms make cash advances totaling up to $40 million a year, according to an unpublished 2014 report by Diligence, a business intelligence firm. Matthew Goldstein And Jessica Silver-greenberg, New York Times, "How the Finance Industry Is Trying to Cash In on #MeToo," 28 Jan. 2018 In subsequent, unpublished work, the compound stopped the growth of rapidly regenerating tissue in zebra fish, suggesting an indirect role in inhibiting some fast-growing tumors. Peter Andrey Smith, Scientific American, "Microbes Living in Antarctic Huts Produce Novel Chemical Compounds," 1 June 2018 Below, two unpublished images from the joint promotion show actor Joe Murphy as Andy Gump reading the April 22, 1924, Los Angeles Times. Scott Harrison, latimes.com, "From the Archives: The 1924 L.A. Times-Gump family shopping promotion," 29 May 2018 And in unpublished results, Michael Hoffer, an otolaryngologist at the University of Miami in Florida, and his colleagues describe a unique vestibular and cognitive disorder in two dozen people evacuated from the Havana embassy. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, "Sonic attack or mass paranoia? New evidence stokes debate over diplomats’ mysterious illness," 20 June 2018 German crime is at its lowest point since 1992, down 5 percent from 2016, and there is no evidence that Trump has some alternative, unpublished crime data. NBC News, "Trump again tries blaming Democrats as outcry over his family separation policy grows," 19 June 2018 Now, thanks to Photographing Tutankhamun, a traveling exhibition currently at Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the public can finally view Burton’s photos, many of which were previously unpublished. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Rare Photographs Put Focus on Egyptians Who Worked Alongside Carter to Excavate Tutankhamun’s Tomb," 9 July 2018

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1587, in the meaning defined above

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