unpublished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un·​pub·​lished | \ ˌən-ˈpə-blisht How to pronounce unpublished (audio) \

Definition of unpublished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a : not released for public distribution or sale an unpublished book/manuscript
b : having no works that have been published an unpublished author

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There's also a toll-free number to call to hear about unpublished fares. Jill Fergus, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Sites and Apps for Finding Last-Minute Travel Deals," 26 Feb. 2019 As a policy, The Times does not share unpublished newsgathering material outside the newspaper. Richard Winton, latimes.com, "300 patients come forward in USC gynecologist misconduct case as LAPD begins investigation," 23 May 2018 An unpublished study by criminologists at Mexico City’s CIDE research center and the National Autonomous University of Mexico found that 33% of prison inmates in Latin America had been exposed to domestic violence as children. Robbie Whelan, WSJ, "Mexico’s New Focus to Stem Violent Culture: Children," 26 Jan. 2019 Agencies cited various explanations for why the records have gone unpublished, including technical issues that arose after the state switched to a new transparency website in the fall of 2016. Matt Rocheleau, BostonGlobe.com, "‘A veil of secrecy’ — 19 Mass. agencies have failed to report some spending of taxpayer money," 30 Apr. 2018 With special government permits, Excursions of Escalante escorts groups into the state’s unpublished and unnamed narrow canyons, namely within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Box Death Hollow Wilderness Area. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Places to Go for Father's Day," 8 June 2018 The number of high-school students who used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days has risen roughly 75% since last year to about three million, or about 20% of high-school students, according to unpublished preliminary federal data. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "FDA Conducted Surprise Inspection of Juul’s Headquarters," 2 Oct. 2018 Al-Qaida militants are present on all major front lines fighting the rebels, Khaled Baterfi, a senior leader in the group, said in a previously unpublished 2015 interview with a local journalist obtained by the AP. Maggie Michael, Fox News, "'Unite with the devil': Yemen war binds US, allies, al-Qaida," 7 Aug. 2018 After surpassing an undisclosed number of strikes, the page is unpublished. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Alex Jones hit with bans from Facebook and Apple," 6 Aug. 2018

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1587, in the meaning defined above

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unpublished

adjective

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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