from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no previous example: unprecedented economic growth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Never before seen or done, without precedent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having no precedent or example; not preceded by a like case; not having the authority of prior example; novel; new; unexampled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no precedent or example; unexampled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having no precedent; novel
The word "unprecedented" really does not adequately describe the Fed's intervention to rescue financial institutions.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers praised the administration for winning what he called "unprecedented" international cooperation in going after Libya.
Al-Jazeera also said its journalists' equipment had been stolen and destroyed during more than a week of unrest and it had faced what it called unprecedented levels of interference in its broadcast signal across the Arab world.
Their group is seeking legislation to allow for what they called an unprecedented organization to participate in the Egyptian political process.
The Seismological Society of America wrote to Italy's president expressing concern about what it called an unprecedented legal attack on science.
Robert Dudley to leave Russia under what he described as unprecedented pressure from authorities.
Afterward, Clinton said Israel is making what she called unprecedented concessions on settlements.
SAYAH: Despite the deadly attacks, analysts and military officials say the Pakistani government must take advantage of what they call unprecedented support to go after the militants.
More than four months after the election, former vice presidential candidate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, taking on what she calls the unprecedented level of media slant.
Bloomberg says he's up to facing what he calls the unprecedented challenges brought on by the financial meltdown.