Meaning of “unforeseen” in the English Dictionary

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"unforeseen" in American English

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unforeseenadjective

us /ˌʌn·fərˈsin, -fɔr-/

unexpected and often unwanted:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s performance has been canceled.

(Definition of “unforeseen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unforeseen" in Business English

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unforeseenadjective

uk /ˌʌnfɔːˈsiːn/ us

not expected:

The costs have risen by 20% owing to unforeseen circumstances.
The fund covers unforeseen expenses not paid for by insurance.
unforeseen complications/difficulties/problems

(Definition of “unforeseen” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)