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unseen (adj.)

early 13c., from un- (1) "not" + seen. Similar formation in Old English ungesewen, Middle Dutch ongesien, Dutch ongezien, Old High German ungesëhan, German ungesehen, Old Norse usenn.

updated on April 07, 2014

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Definitions of unseen from WordNet
1
unseen (adj.)
not anticipated; "unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden;
unseen problems
Synonyms: unanticipated / unforeseen / unlooked-for / out of the blue
unseen (adj.)
not seen or perceived;
unseen natural resources
unseen (adj.)
not seen or observed;
unseen forces at work
Synonyms: unobserved
2
unseen (n.)
a belief that there is a realm controlled by a divine spirit;
Synonyms: spiritual world / spiritual domain
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