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unprecedented (adjective) (not comparable)
1. A reference to a matter or circumstance that has no earlier parallel or equivalent: One terrible feature of the Holocaust was the unprecedented genocide of millions of people in the "death camps" of Germany.
2. Relating to something that has never been seen, done, or experienced before: The unprecedented decision that the Jackson family made was to go on vacation in the Alps, a place they had never visited previously.
3. Descriptive of the greatest in size, amount, degree, etc. that has ever been known: According to the news, the flood waters in some countries have risen to unprecedented levels.
4. Etymology: un-, "not" + precedent, "experienced" + -ed, "past tense".
Referring to something that is without previous happening.
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Relating to something was not experienced before.
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Referring to something that is unusual.
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