un·​ac·​com·​pa·​nied | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkəmp-nēd How to pronounce unaccompanied (audio) , -ˈkämp-; -ˈkəm-pə-, -ˈkäm- How to pronounce unaccompanied (audio) \

Definition of unaccompanied

: not accompanied especially : being without instrumental accompaniment

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He attended the party unaccompanied. Unaccompanied children are not allowed in the store. All we've had from him is a lot of talk unaccompanied by any real effort to solve the problem. a piece written for an unaccompanied cello
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Recent Examples on the Web The Associated Press, which first reported on the episode, estimates that 150,000 people — including at least 8,800 unaccompanied children — have been expelled from the U.S. since the order went into effect. USA Today, "How the CDC failed public health officials fighting the coronavirus," 11 Nov. 2020 The Obama administration created the Central American Minors program in 2014 in response to a rise in border crossings by unaccompanied migrant children but Mr. Trump ended it in 2017. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "Biden plans sweeping reversal of Trump's immigration agenda, from deportations to asylum policy," 11 Nov. 2020 The agency apprehended 3,335 unaccompanied children and 16,174 family units during fiscal year 2019, Stephenson said. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Border Patrol agents seized record amounts of fentanyl, meth in FY 2020," 10 Nov. 2020 That year, the caravans of immigrants coming to the southern border consisted of more families and unaccompanied children – and a greater number of asylum seekers – than in the past, according to the report. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, "Watchdog report: US 'took deliberate steps' to limit daily processing of asylum seekers along Mexico border," 1 Nov. 2020 More than 200,000 expulsions have been carried out across the U.S.-Mexico border since March, including of 8,800 unaccompanied children, whose legal protection have been effectively suspended during the pandemic. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "Texas detention facility becomes staging ground for expulsions of migrant families with children," 29 Oct. 2020 The cycle began in spring 2014, when the number of unaccompanied Central American children arriving at the border began to overwhelm the U.S. government’s ability to receive them. Dara Lind, ProPublica, "Trump Got What He Wanted at the Border. Would Biden Undo It?," 28 Oct. 2020 That year, a wave of unaccompanied migrant children created a crisis, and photos showed children held in chain-link cells operated by the Obama administration. Emily Larsen, Washington Examiner, "Latinos for Trump rile up and baffle Biden supporters in must-win Florida," 28 Oct. 2020 In Obama’s last year, nearly 78,000 family units and 60,000 unaccompanied children came to the border. Los Angeles Times, "A renewed surge of migration from Central America could pose early test for a President Biden," 27 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of unaccompanied

1545, in the meaning defined above

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“Unaccompanied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaccompanied. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unaccompanied

: without another person
: not together with something specified
music : played or sung without another musical instrument or singer

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