un·​rec·​og·​nized | \ ˌən-ˈre-kig-ˌnīzd How to pronounce unrecognized (audio) , -kəg- \

Definition of unrecognized

: not recognized: such as
a : not given deserved attention or notice Her achievements were left unrecognized.
b : not identified, detected, or known a problem that has gone unrecognized for months unrecognized symptoms

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Recent Examples on the Web But what sometimes goes unrecognized is the ripple effect on the whole of animal welfare. BostonGlobe.com, "Helping shelter dogs get to their forever homes," 29 Apr. 2021 The system can’t see: An individual’s specific needs might go unrecognized. Scott Hamilton, Forbes, "How To Get All Your Employees On The Same Page," 8 Apr. 2021 Hundreds of others are unrecognized, though, with varying claims of legitimacy. Anna V. Smith/high Country News, oregonlive, "Members of Chinook Indian Nation liken lack of federal recognition to slow-motion ‘genocide’," 3 Apr. 2021 Food sensitivities and gut dysbiosis are very common, yet unrecognized, causes of distress. cleveland, "Dear Annie: Should I tell my wife I cheated on her?," 12 Apr. 2021 Food sensitivities and gut dysbiosis are very common, yet unrecognized, causes of distress. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Cheater wonders if he should tell his wife. Annie wonders why he’d want to," 12 Apr. 2021 But in a world where talent so easily goes unrecognized, other considerations, too, deserve weight where a patient’s welfare is concerned. New York Times, "My Child’s Egg Donor Is Latin American. Does That Make Him Latino?," 6 Apr. 2021 Israel captured the Old City, home to holy sites of the three Abrahamic religions, in a 1967 war and later annexed it in a move unrecognized by the international community. Fox News, "Singing hymns through masks, Christians mark pandemic Easter," 4 Apr. 2021 Armenia says the right of the internationally unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic to self-determination should be respected, while Azerbaijan says its territorial integrity must be upheld. Zulfugar Agayev, Bloomberg.com, "Azeris, Armenians Plunge Into War With Russia, Turkey Watching," 27 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of unrecognized

1710, in the meaning defined above

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5 May 2021

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“Unrecognized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrecognized. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unrecognized

: not given deserved attention or notice
: not known about

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