un·​re·​port·​ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈpȯr-təd How to pronounce unreported (audio) \

Definition of unreported

: kept private or hidden : not reported unreported income an incident that went largely unreported

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The alleged plan, which is detailed in previously unreported court filings reviewed by Quartz, was interrupted by federal agents after a friend of the man brought a series of disturbing Facebook messages to authorities. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "Authorities disrupted an alleged lone wolf’s plan to shoot up the US Capitol," 6 Sep. 2019 The previously unreported hiring of Lassiter was part of a series of fateful decisions that set KentuckyWired on a disastrous financial path, a joint Courier Journal and ProPublica investigation has found. Alfred Miller, ProPublica, "How Kentucky Gambled for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars From a Broadband Program It Didn’t Qualify for," 4 Sep. 2019 But the incident remained unreported until Aug. 1 when the Denver Police Department’s internal affairs unit learned of it and contacted Aurora police. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Denver sheriff’s deputy facing assault charge after allegedly hitting pregnant wife," 15 Aug. 2019 And federal hate crime data has long been criticized as incomplete, since not all areas report their incidents to the FBI and many cases go unreported to police. Astrid Galvan, Twin Cities, "Trump words linked to more hate crime? Some experts think so," 7 Aug. 2019 Authorities in Arizona were on alert after receiving a tip about an unreported murder from last April. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "Daughter, Boyfriend Arrested After Mother's Body is Discovered in 55-Gallon Drum," 18 July 2019 Researchers found concentrations of plutonium-238 on Naen, raising the possibility that the island was used as an unreported dumping ground. Susanne Rust, latimes.com, "Radioactivity in parts of the Marshall Islands is far higher than Chernobyl, study says," 15 July 2019 One of the emerging areas of focus in the criminal investigation office is unreported capital gains related to cryptocurrencies, Mr. Fort said. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, "Tax Crime Enforcement Unit Relying More on Analytics to Spot Crime," 12 June 2019 Experts say such cases often go unreported or without prosecution because the victims don’t have the capacity to understand what has happened to them, communicate it or serve as effective witnesses in court. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, "Former employee of Va. center for mentally disabled pleads guilty to raping two clients," 23 July 2019

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1576, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unreported

: not told to someone in authority : not reported

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