What is the meaning, origin and usage of word ‘Unprecedented’?

Meaning: The word unprecedented denotes something that is never done or known before.

Origin: The word has been around since the 1620s and is in common use from around 1760. It is arrived at by combining ‘un’ with precedented. Precedented is the past-participle adjective from precedent and conveys the meaning "authorised by precedent, in accordance with established custom."

After steady usage through the 19th Century, the word's usage increased constantly through the 20th Century and its usage is now close to its peak.

Usage: The Australian women won an unprecedented sixth Women's T20 World Cup in 2023.

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