un·​af·​fil·​i·​at·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce unaffiliated (audio) \

Definition of unaffiliated

: not closely associated with, belonging to, or subordinate to another : not affiliated The hospital is unaffiliated with the university. unaffiliated voters

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Recent Examples on the Web San Luis Obispo is a political mixed bag, with roughly 70,000 registered Democrats, 64,000 Republicans and 38,000 unaffiliated voters. Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2021 Come May 26, baseball will once again be played in Frederick, but in the new MLB Draft League, essentially a last chance for unaffiliated college juniors and seniors to show off their skills to a professional organization. Washington Post, 17 May 2021 The remaining assets include loans to unaffiliated entities (12.55%), corporate bonds, funds & precious metals (9.96%), and additional investments which include bitcoin and other digital tokens (1.64%). Nicholas Gans, Forbes, 13 May 2021 The numbers of Orthodox and unaffiliated Jews are growing. Ben Sales, sun-sentinel.com, 11 May 2021 While that doesn’t mean a majority of Americans are areligious, the share of religiously unaffiliated Americans has also been increasing and is now more in line with the share of evangelicals or Catholics. Rick Klein, Averi Harper, ABC News, 23 Apr. 2021 Among Hispanic Catholics, white Mainline Protestants and unaffiliated Americans, support for such measures tops 80%. The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Mar. 2021 Rush events by unaffiliated fraternities appear to be the main culprit for the outbreak. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2021 The bill would replace the five unaffiliated members, who all lived out of state, with members who are appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House. James Barragán, Dallas News, 8 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of unaffiliated

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Unaffiliated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaffiliated. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unaffiliated

: not connected with something (such as a program or organization) as a member or partner

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