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 The Center for Disease Control data suggest that transmission of rabies virus can occur from even minor, seemingly unimportant or unrecognized bat bites. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "Wild bat found at the Louisville Zoo tested positive for rabies," 13 Sep. 2019 In the absence of broad Canadian validation of the bombing as being worthy of public grief and mourning, creative artists have tried to illuminate the ongoing grief of families forced to live with this profound and unrecognized loss. Chandrima Chakraborty, Quartz India, "Canada’s indifference to the 1985 Air India bombing is disturbing," 24 June 2019 Elizabeth Kokesh-Carter, a clothing vendor from Portland who regularly attends the Round-Up, said the event feels to her like a way to celebrate some aspects of Americana that often go unrecognized in bigger cities. oregonlive, "Pendleton Round-Up showcases the other side of Oregon," 14 Sep. 2019 The ceremony, hosted by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, was held at the Avalon Hollywood to celebrate the year’s best in genre film and television, especially those that often go unrecognized by traditional awards shows. Katie Campione, The Hollywood Reporter, "Marvel's Kevin Feige, Jon Favreau Honored at 45th Saturn Awards," 14 Sep. 2019 This is the generally unrecognized point of these scores of retirements of Republicans from the Congress. Conrad Black, National Review, "Trump Rises Above the Critics," 28 Aug. 2019 Olsen, one of the few surviving WASPs, the long-unrecognized corps of female pilots who flew vital domestic missions for the Army Air Forces during World War II, died July 23 at her home in University Place, Washington. oregonlive.com, "Dorothy Olsen, daring World War II pilot from Oregon, dies at 103," 12 Aug. 2019 Liu and Nagel put forward the provocative suggestion that jamming could be a previously unrecognized phase transition, a notion that physicists, after more than a decade of debate, have now accepted. Gabriel Popkin, Quanta Magazine, "Jammed Cells Expose the Physics of Cancer," 16 Aug. 2016 Her personal niche as a curator is to highlight small, often unrecognized facets of an artist’s output. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Denver Post, "After a national search, MCA Denver hires from within to fill executive director role," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unrecognized

1710, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2019

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“Unrecognized.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrecognized. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of unrecognized

: not given deserved attention or notice
: not known about

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