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unseen

Unseen things are either not noticed or hidden from view, like the unseen subway conductor whose muffled voice you hear making announcements about train delays.

If your goal is to be unseen as you sneak in late to your cousin's wedding, you're hoping that no one observes you. Other things are unseen simply because it's not possible to see them: "She was aware of the ghost as a chilly presence in the room, although it remained unseen." The adjective unseen is formed by adding the prefix un-, "not," to seen.

Definitions of unseen
  1. adjective
    not observed
    synonyms: unobserved
    undetected
    not perceived or discerned
  2. noun
    a belief that there is a realm controlled by a divine spirit
    synonyms: spiritual domain, spiritual world
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    types:
    Kingdom of God
    the spiritual domain over which God is sovereign
    type of:
    belief
    any cognitive content held as true
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