from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not having been tapped: an untapped cask of wine.
  • adj. Not utilized: untapped resources.

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  • adj. Not tapped

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not subjected to tapping
  • adj. not drawn upon or used


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  • The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.

    June « 2010 « Gerry Canavan

  • Although Chinese companies have expanded aggressively in untapped markets such as Africa, Mr. Alierta's growth ambitions are confined to the markets in which Telef ó nica already operates.


  • Someone raised the issue of the vast sources of collective intelligence that remain untapped in terms of the education system, and Surowiecki concurred that bureaucracies in general do a very poor job of tapping into their members 'intelligence.

    SXSW: Surowiecki on The Wisdom Of Crowds « Innovation Cloud

  • The CommunityExpress pilot program is designed to spur economic development and job creation in untapped rural and inner city communities by providing loans and technical assistance.

    Cyphers vs. Tussing

  • Breakfast foodservice benefits from long-term untapped guest traffic potential and it can generate healthy margins, factors that are drawing major new players into the market. Press Releases

  • This is like creating and marketing a substantial line of scrapbooking supplies featuring beer, sports iconography, and scantily clad women to take advantage of the 'untapped' male scrapbooking market.

    March 28th, 2009

  • When I first began to think about this project in the early 1990s, I planned to use the life histories of rural women as a source (previously ignored, or "untapped") for a gendered analysis of agrarian change in southern Mozambique since the nineteenth century.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • I don't know how 'untapped' it is - I live in Philadelphia and the largest number of people wearing white earbuds I see on the train every day is young thugs mostly nanos and shuffles.

    Teacher attacked over iPod

  • Meanwhile, the private-equity industry is showing increased interest in family concerns, which often have the kind of untapped potential these firms look for and tend to have low-debt profiles that make for particularly attractive investments in today's tough credit environment.

    To Sell or Not to Sell?

  • So, the bottlom line is that if you want to take a shot with a horse who should be a fairly decent price, Schoolyard Dreams has the kind of untapped ability that could very well burst forth in the Preakness.

    Thoroughbred News |


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