Definition of undetected in US English:

undetected

adjective

  • Not detected or discovered.

    ‘the thieves escaped undetected’
    • ‘The extent of this problem is very, very worrying and if it goes undetected it can have very serious health effects.’
    • ‘The victim is almost always unaware of this, so the situation goes undetected until lenders call in the debt collectors.’
    • ‘Whilst this matter is no longer under current investigation, it is regarded as an undetected crime, not a deleted matter.’
    • ‘It sits on top of seven known fault lines and perhaps countless undetected cracks in the earth.’
    • ‘Cold cases are classed as undetected crimes that are two or more years old and are not being currently investigated.’
    • ‘He discovered a hitherto undetected fracture and packed me off to North Shore Hospital.’
    • ‘The lives of young people who die every day from undetected heart conditions could be saved in the future.’
    • ‘However, despite these examinations a fracture in his foot allegedly went undetected.’
    • ‘And as with every crime, more perpetrators go undetected than are ever brought to justice.’
    • ‘Nobody will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the building undetected.’
    • ‘He also said a weak signal could be scrambled and be undetected by another broadcaster.’
    • ‘He had a previously undetected heart condition and suffered haemorrhages which left him paralysed and unable to speak.’
    • ‘At least one group is thought to have been working undetected in Spain.’
    • ‘Skipping an MoT test could mean that faults which could lead to a serious accident go undetected.’
    • ‘We may have underestimated the proportion of undetected cases.’
    • ‘And it appears that it is also keen to introduce email monitoring to ensure that email abuse does not go undetected.’
    • ‘Cheekily, and undetected, he repeatedly stole a few inches by placing the ball outside the arc every time he took a corner kick.’
    • ‘The thefts remained undetected until a member of the public enquired about a relative's account.’
    • ‘We didn't see huge gaps in the system that would allow large numbers of cases to go undetected.’
    • ‘He was arrested earlier this year after working as a nurse at the home undetected for six years.’

Pronunciation

undetected

/ˌəndəˈtɛktəd//ˌəndəˈtektəd/