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 But this analysis was vulnerable to a classic research problem of reverse causality: school reopening may have led to more frequent testing and detection of infections that would have otherwise gone unrecorded. Vinay Prasad, STAT, "New CDC school opening guidelines fail to ‘follow the science’," 22 Feb. 2021 Even in so large a volume, some things go unrecorded. Alexandra Mullen, WSJ, "‘The Oxford Handbook of Christmas’ Review: The Making of a Holiday," 23 Dec. 2020 An astonishing pattern has emerged in Florida’s COVID death tally — one that suggests the state manipulated a backlog of unrecorded fatalities, presentingmore favorable death counts in the days leading up to the 2020 presidential election. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, "A mysterious gap in COVID-19 deaths appeared in Florida before the presidential election," 15 Dec. 2020 Minnesota has some 5,900 cemeteries in all, both recorded and unrecorded, according to the 2011 study. Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune, "Historic cemetery in Rosemount running out of time to find a caretaker," 5 Nov. 2020 The complicated and highly abstract music, often described as atonal, was mostly unknown and unrecorded in the United States and seemed to have no connection with traditional classical stylings. Washington Post, "Jacques-Louis Monod, influential French composer and conductor, dies at 93," 5 Oct. 2020 Court documents say that altogether during the scheme, 194 dumped loads from the Missouri company went unrecorded at the landfill, while just 31 loads were recorded and billed to Ross. Linda Satter, Arkansas Online, "Trucker heads to federal trial in Arkansas landfill case," 5 Oct. 2020 And milder symptoms mean kids often don’t get tested and then their infections—and role in any subsequent spread—go unrecorded. Megan Molteni, Wired, "A Summer Camp Covid-19 Outbreak Offers Back-to-School Lessons," 4 Aug. 2020 The real numbers in the U.S. and globally are believed to be significantly higher, in part because of limited testing and mild cases that have gone unrecorded. Fox News, "Philadelphia issues travel advisory for 15 states seeing spikes in coronavirus cases," 2 July 2020

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First Known Use of unrecorded

1577, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unrecorded was in 1577

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26 Feb 2021

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“Unrecorded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrecorded. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unrecorded

: not written down
: not recorded on a record, CD, etc.


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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