For example :

You are dealt a card, face down, at a casino. Before you turn it over to look at it, the card you have been dealt is _______ [decided, but unknown].

  • constant ------ – Greg Lee May 8 '18 at 6:23
  • @GregLee Saying the card you have been dealt is "constant" doesn't sound right to me. I thought about "fixed" or "immutable" but these don't really have the meaning I'm looking for. – Randy Randerson May 8 '18 at 6:30
  • Does "rigged" fit the definition you are looking for? – george May 8 '18 at 6:53
  • Newton's law of universal gravitation is F = G (m1*m2)/r^2, where G is the gravitational constant. It's fixed, but I don't off-hand know what it is. – Greg Lee May 8 '18 at 7:19
  • @GregLee It depends on which units you use. With a suitable choice of units you can make it have whichever numerical value you like. So it's not really fixed. Anyway that's not the point. Saying "the card you've been dealt is constant" doesn't sound right. – Randy Randerson May 8 '18 at 7:23

Concealed would fit your criteria. For example, the dealer concealed the cards by placing them, face down, on the table. Other words include, unascertained, hidden, undisclosed, undetermined, undiscovered, etc...

  • These all mean "unknown" rather than "possibly unknown." The distinction is important for my intended usage. – Randy Randerson May 8 '18 at 7:26
  • @Randy Randerson 'undisclosed' certainly means 'known to some but not to all', but does not have the 'determined but [as yet] unknown to all' sense. – Edwin Ashworth May 8 '18 at 7:29
  • See the edit. It doesn't have my desired meaning, even though what I said was incorrect. – Randy Randerson May 8 '18 at 7:36
  • From seeing your edit, I think you're looking for the word undiscovered. For example, 'the card on the table remains undiscovered". – linton2000 May 8 '18 at 7:40
  • In the new example, it would be: "your card is possibly undiscovered" (decided being implied). It's not really what I'm looking for. Thanks though – Randy Randerson May 8 '18 at 7:46

You are dealt a card, face down, at a casino. Before you turn it over to look at it, the card you have been dealt is unrevealed.


: not made known or opened up to view : not revealed

In a livestream event today, Blizzard revealed the final handful of unrevealed cards from its upcoming Hearthstone expansion, The Witchwood, which launches April 12 with 135 new cards.

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