un·​ac·​count·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkau̇n-təd How to pronounce unaccounted (audio) \

Definition of unaccounted

: not accounted : unexplained often used with for

Examples of unaccounted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The audit also questions how management didn’t realize the fees were unaccounted for since the entire revenue annually from feed fees is usually around $1 million. Dave Altimari, courant.com, "Audit of state Department of Agriculture discovers more than $250K in uncashed checks locked in safe," 9 Oct. 2019 That means the other 26 ballparks are largely unaccounted for in the report. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, "Number of fans injured by foul balls at MLB games is staggering," 1 Oct. 2019 The filing released on Wednesday capped the amount Mr. Trump paid back to Mr. Cohen in 2017 at $250,000, leaving more than $200,000 of the amount Mr. Giuliani mentioned unaccounted for. Steve Eder, New York Times, "Trump Discloses Cohen Payment, Raising Questions About Previous Omission," 16 May 2018 Two more people who are presumed dead remain unaccounted for. NBC News, "Death toll rises in New Zealand volcano eruption after injured person dies," 14 Dec. 2019 The deaths of Matthew and Berend Hollander were confirmed by their suburban Sydney school, while their parents, Barbara and Martin Hollander, remain unaccounted for and are presumed dead. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Family of 4 with Chicago Roots Killed in New Zealand Volcano Eruption," 13 Dec. 2019 Two teenage brothers with ties to Chicago are among at least seven people who died after a volcano erupted on New Zealand’s White Island, and their parents remain unaccounted for, officials said. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Daywatch: Isolated timeouts lead to school crisis, property tax burden shifting in suburbs and a guide to Chicago’s newest food hall," 12 Dec. 2019 Five people have been confirmed dead, 18 have been rescued and are injured, some seriously, and several remain unaccounted for after a sudden volcanic eruption on Whakaari/White Island off the east coast of New Zealand. Shane Cronin, Scientific American, "Why New Zealand’s White Island Erupted Without Warning," 9 Dec. 2019 An adult woman who was in the water also was able to get out, but three children remain unaccounted for, the undersheriff said. Chris Boyette, CNN, "3 children are missing after flash flooding in Arizona," 29 Nov. 2019

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1689, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2020

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“Unaccounted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaccounted. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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