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He adjective unpublished , which comes from the Latin word unedited, is used to qualify the text not yet published . The term can also be used with respect to a writer when He hasn't edited any work yet .

For example: "The daughter of the French novelist found unpublished material from her father in a drawer", "Believe it or not, until the age of 70 I was an unpublished author", “The literary contest is open to original and unpublished stories, written in Spanish or Galician”.

Suppose a man He has published three books: two poems and a novel. It is not, therefore, an unpublished writer. However, he has also written four stories that were never published. That material is unpublished (it would just cease to be if it appears in a book).

The notion of unpublished is also used to refer to something new or unknown : "The minister said that the agreement reached with the IMF is unprecedented because it does not impose conditions on the country", "The World Cup will have an unprecedented final, since none of the semifinalists played the decisive match in past editions of the tournament", "An unpublished video of the English band moved its followers".

Take the case of the president of a country which announces a massive and widespread cut of the taxes . The president describes this measure as unprecedented because never before in the history of the nation was a similar initiative carried out. If another government had done something similar in the past, then it could not be said that this tax change is unprecedented.

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