unrecorded

adjective un·re·cord·ed \ ˌən-ri-ˈkȯr-dəd \
Updated on: 5 May 2018

Definition of unrecorded

: not recorded: such as
a : not written down or included in an official record
  • unrecorded folklore
  • previously unrecorded phenomenon/species
  • unrecorded property deeds
  • Until weather satellites became common in the 1970s, many tropical storms went unrecorded
  • —Thomas Hayden
b : not recorded on a disc, magnetic tape, etc.
  • an unrecorded interview/conversation

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First Known Use of unrecorded

1577

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unrecorded

adjective un·re·cord·ed \ ˌən-ri-ˈkȯr-dəd \

legal Definition of unrecorded

: not recorded; especially : not set down in the appropriate public record
  • had priority over an unrecorded security interest in the property

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