un·ac·count·ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkau̇n-təd \

Definition of unaccounted 

: not accounted : unexplained often used with for

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Some limitations, according to the researchers, include potential unaccounted changes in work hours over time and lack of distinction between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in participant healthcare records. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "How workaholic women can avoid diabetes: Go home, study suggests," 5 July 2018 What happened to the 1,475 unaccounted migrant children? Daniel González, USA TODAY, "U.S. government lost 1,475 immigrant children: What you need to know to understand what happened," 29 May 2018 So continues the back and forth over who's responsible for the unaccounted children. Emanuella Grinberg, Angela Barajas And Rosa Flores, CNN, "HHS official offers new explanation for missing immigrant children," 29 May 2018 Days after torrential rains, floods, and landslides in parts of Japan, the death toll has reached 176 with more than 50 people still unaccounted for. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "Floods in Japan Leave at Least 176 People Dead," 11 July 2018 Nearly 7,700 American service members are listed as unaccounted for from the Korean War, of which an estimated 5,300 were lost in North Korea. Washington Post, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims progress on NKorea nukes," 21 June 2018 Right now the death toll stands at 109 with nearly 200 people still unaccounted for, Fox News reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "More evacuations announced for volcano-ravaged Guatemala," 7 June 2018 In addition, four deer were found dead in the 100-acre enclosure, which leaves four deer unaccounted for. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State agriculture officials depopulate another deer farm over CWD concerns," 26 May 2018 Authorities had initially said 49 people were unaccounted for after five-meter-high waves slammed into the boat carrying 93 tourists, 11 crew and one guide off the coast of Phuket. James Hookway, WSJ, "Dozens Missing After Tourist Boat Capsizes in Thailand," 6 July 2018

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1689, in the meaning defined above

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