un·​re·​cord·​ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈkȯr-dəd How to pronounce unrecorded (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web The lidar data revealed 134 previously unrecorded settlements, despite the fact that this area has been well studied in the past. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 26 May 2022 Health experts caution that the real COVID-19 tally is likely larger due to unrecorded home tests. Madeline Buckley, Chicago Tribune, 24 May 2022 Amy Winehouse had puzzled out lyrics to an unrecorded song alongside Ginsberg’s lines. New York Times, 7 May 2022 India suffered the highest toll of any country in the world, according to the report released Thursday, but most of the deaths have gone unrecorded. Vibhuti Agarwal, WSJ, 5 May 2022 Chinese media reports on the unrecorded COVID-19 deaths have been swiftly censored, and many criticisms of Shanghai’s stringent measures expunged online. Huizhong Wu And Dake Kang, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Apr. 2022 The names of these dollmakers often went unrecorded. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Feb. 2022 And Coleman in turn sat in, unrecorded alas, with Coltrane’s mighty quartet during that time. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2022 Ubiquitous security cameras and smartphones mean that few crimes go unrecorded, and videos of people loading up bags and carts with products and walking out the door make for viral content. Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unrecorded

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Unrecorded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrecorded. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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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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