Why is a CVE entry marked as "RESERVED" when a CVE ID is being publicly used?

A CVE ID is marked as "RESERVED" when it has been reserved for use by a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) or security researcher but the details of it are not yet included in the CVE entry.

Often, this is because the original requester of the CVE ID assignment has not sent an update to MITRE with the information needed to populate the CVE entry...

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