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un·prec·e·dent·ed

 (ŭn-prĕs′ĭ-dĕn′tĭd)
adj.
Having no previous example: unprecedented economic growth.

un·prec′e·dent′ed·ly adv.

unprecedented

(ʌnˈprɛsɪˌdɛntɪd)
adj
having no precedent; unparalleled
unˈpreceˌdentedly adv

un•prec•e•dent•ed

(ʌnˈprɛs ɪˌdɛn tɪd)

adj.
never before known or experienced; unparalleled.
[1615–25]
un•prec′e•dent`ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unprecedented - having no precedentunprecedented - having no precedent; novel; "an unprecedented expansion in population and industry"
precedented - having or supported or justified by a precedent

unprecedented

adjective
2. extraordinary, amazing, remarkable, outstanding, fantastic, marvellous, exceptional, phenomenal, uncommon The scheme has been hailed as an unprecedented success.

unprecedented

adjective
Not the same as what was previously known or done:
Translations
جَدِيدغَيْر مَسْبوق
bezpříkladnýnebývalý
enestående
ennennäkemätön
bez presedana
példa nélkül álló
fordæmislaus
先例のない
유례 없는
neturintis precedento
bezprecedenta-nebijisnepiedzīvots
bezpríkladný
utan motstycke
ไม่เคยมีมาก่อน
daha önceden olmamışeşi görülmemiş
chưa có tiền lệ

unprecedented

[ʌnˈpresɪdəntɪd] ADJsin precedentes, inaudito

unprecedented

[ʌnˈprɛsɪdɛntɪd] adjsans précédent

unprecedented

adjnoch nie da gewesen; success alsobeispiellos, ohnegleichen (after noun); profit, stepunerhört; this event is unprecedenteddieses Ereignis ist bisher einmalig; an unprecedented successein beispielloser or noch nie da gewesener Erfolg, ein Erfolg ohnegleichen; on an unprecedented scalein einem noch nie da gewesenen Ausmaß; you realize it’s quite unprecedented for a president to …es ist Ihnen wohl klar, dass es keinen Präzedenzfall dafür gibt, dass ein Präsident

unprecedented

[ʌnˈprɛsɪdntɪd] adjsenza precedenti

unprecedented

(anˈpresidentid) adjective
never known to have happened before. Such an action by a prime minister is unprecedented.

unprecedented

جَدِيد nebývalý enestående beispiellos πρωτάκουστος inaudito ennennäkemätön sans précédent bez presedana senza precedenti 先例のない 유례 없는 ongehoord enestående bezprecedensowy sem precedente, sem precedentes беспрецедентный utan motstycke ไม่เคยมีมาก่อน daha önceden olmamış chưa có tiền lệ 空前的
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There were telegrams to the national office from enthusiastic individuals in little towns which had made amazing and unprecedented increases in a single year: Benedict, Kansas, from 26 to 260; Henderson, Kentucky, from 19 to 111; Holland, Michigan, from 14 to 208; Cleo, Oklahoma, from 0 to 104; Martin's Ferry, Ohio, from 0 to 296--and many more of the same kind.
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After all, according to the direction in which the run had brought him, he was not so very much farther from home than he was from Batherley; but Dunsey, not being remarkable for clearness of head, was only led to this conclusion by the gradual perception that there were other reasons for choosing the unprecedented course of walking home.
Ladies and gentlemen, an unprecedented event has taken place and thrown us into a state of the greatest alarm.
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Contrary to the supposition of those who have represented the plan of the convention, in this respect, as novel and unprecedented, it is but a copy of the constitutions of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia; and the preference which has been given to those models is highly to be commended.
The real wonder is that so many difficulties should have been surmounted, and surmounted with a unanimity almost as unprecedented as it must have been unexpected.