un·​rec·​og·​nized | \ˌən-ˈre-kig-ˌnīzd, -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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These caregivers, veterans groups say, have long gone largely unrecognized and uncompensated. Heidi Vogt, WSJ, "VA Initiative to Support Private Caregivers Falls Short, Report Finds," 17 Aug. 2018 But Nancy Kerrigan, two-time Olympic medalist and U.S. national champion, U.S. Figure Skating, reflected back on a time when this was not only an uncommon occurrence, but an entirely unrecognized need. Danielle Page, USA TODAY, "Empowering advice from today’s top women leaders at the 2018 KPMG Women's Leadership Summit," 2 July 2018 Her scientific contributions went unrecognized while Einstein's were celebrated. Kitty Leshay, Courant Community, "A Culminating Event For Readers," 3 July 2018 Unacknowledged or unrecognized trauma makes people desperate, and that can lead to bad things. Tori Telfer, Longreads, "‘I Had Nothing To Do With It But Have Been Punished’: Issac Bailey On His Brother Moochie, the Murderer," 22 June 2018 Yet her pioneering work is all but unrecognized in the city, which has no shortage of statues and monuments to leading white men. Peter Slevin, chicagotribune.com, "'You can’t just gloss over this history': The movement to honor Ida B. Wells gains momentum," 18 June 2018 Despite being a common illness with profound negative effects, most depression among pregnant and postpartum women goes unrecognized and untreated. Nancy Byatt, Philly.com, "Depression affects one in 7 pregnant women. Why isn't there more help for them?," 8 June 2018 Scientific knowledge is the result of collective effort, and often the labor of junior scientists—especially women of color—goes unrecognized. Smithsonian, "Andean Solstice Celebrations Capture the Wondrous Churn of Spacetime," 22 June 2018 The hope is to shine a light on a broad scope of creatives who might otherwise go unrecognized. Ryan Patrick Hooper, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit artists receive $25,000 grants from Kresge," 20 June 2018

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1710, in the meaning defined above

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