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English definition of “unforeseen”

unforeseen

adjective
 
 
/ˌʌnfɔːˈsiːn/
not expected: The concert was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.Not expected or planned
(Definition of unforeseen from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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