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[uhn-lis-tid] /ʌnˈlɪs tɪd/
not listed; not entered in a list or directory:
an unlisted telephone number.
(of a security) not admitted to trading privileges on an exchange.
Origin of unlisted
1635-45; un-1 + list1 + -ed2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for unlisted


not entered on a list
(US & Canadian) (of a telephone number or telephone subscriber) not listed in a telephone directory Brit term ex-directory
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Word Origin and History for unlisted

1640s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of list (v.). In reference to stocks, attested from 1905; of phone numbers, from 1937 (American English).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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