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(of an area of land or sea) not mapped or surveyed.‘the plane landed on a previously uncharted islet’‘an uncharted region of space’figurative ‘the present study is a foray into uncharted territory’
unexplored, untravelled, undiscovered, unresearched, unplumbed, unfamiliar, unknown, strangeunmapped, unsurveyedView synonyms
- ‘This year's Undead is clearly the work of Jackson disciples, but it also heads into uncharted territory.’
- ‘Greco's dance is not an easy option, living as it does like a Beckett character in strange, uncharted territory.’
- ‘It is acknowledged that it would be better if more examples could be located, especially as this is relatively uncharted territory.’
- ‘It requires going into uncharted areas that may or may not be popular.’
- ‘For a professional explorer to stumble upon such uncharted territory can be very chastening.’
- ‘For we are out there in virtual space, in virtual time, and in my mind's eye those are dark uncharted zones.’
- ‘They play it with the enthusiasm of pioneers coming upon uncharted and unclaimed land.’
- ‘Twice more he struck as if he was securing a flagpole into the soil of a previously uncharted land.’
- ‘The difference between now and the lead-up to the Monaghan match is that they are no longer in uncharted territory.’
- ‘Reaching the last 16 at Wimbledon was very much uncharted territory and the hard court season proved even better.’
- ‘Proulx is interested in the uncharted territory between American kitsch and genius.’
- ‘Keighley visited uncharted territory at Middlesborough based Acklam in their Yorkshire Shield second round tie.’
- ‘All that was necessary to test that hypothesis was to get on a ship and go to one of these uncharted areas and see.’
- ‘The stakes are terribly high as operators enter uncharted territory in the broadband world.’
- ‘Are the farmers happy to go forward into these companies, which everybody has said go into uncharted territory?’
- ‘The frontier was not only physical; it was also legal - uncharted legal land.’
- ‘So again, I'd stress that we're going into uncharted territory with reefs and the environment.’
- ‘On top of that, the question of involving the private service providers had remained an uncharted field.’
- ‘It was time to delve into uncharted territory: the workings of the handle itself.’
- ‘We were in uncharted territory and sought out the most conservative response.’
Uncharted means ‘not yet mapped or surveyed’. Especially in the phrase uncharted territory, it is confused with unchartered, a far less common word that means ‘not having a charter or written constitution’. Unchartered territory constitutes around 10 per cent of the total citations for the phrase in the Oxford English Corpus
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