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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And this past week, one analysis found that Republicans were the third largest voting group in the state, behind Democrats and unaffiliated. NBC News, "How California's primary system could lock out Democrats," 3 June 2018 In 2007, and for his third election as mayor, Mr. Bloomberg ran as an independent, unaffiliated with any party. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "Former New York Mayor Bloomberg Rejoins Democratic Party," 10 Oct. 2018 Police Chief James Cervera said security was increased last month after a tip that people unaffiliated with the school had tried to buy tickets to the event. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Virginia police arrest 2, accusing them of trying to commit act of terror at a prom," 12 June 2018 Nearly half of all 782,000 Rhode Island voters are unaffiliated with a party and may choose to vote in either primary. Michelle R. Smith, The Seattle Times, "Rhode Island to vote as midterm primary season winds down," 11 Sep. 2018 Though the state has one of the highest percentages of religiously unaffiliated adults, the fast growing religious group in the country, that largely blue sea is dotted with evangelical islands that are largely red. Elizabeth Dias, New York Times, "The Evangelical Fight to Win Back California," 27 May 2018 Bennett’s streets teem with unaffiliated scrivers, thieves, and swords-for-hire, and the novel’s final act — a heist and confrontation — sees Sancia breaking into the fantasy equivalent of a smart fortress. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Foundryside is a cyberpunk adventure wrapped in an epic fantasy novel," 23 Dec. 2018 While every other religious demographic — from white evangelicals to the religiously unaffiliated — have reported virtually unchanged attitudes toward Trump since his inauguration, mainline Protestants appear to have turned away from the president. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "“Welcome home, Matt”: Bishop Robinson welcomes Matthew Shepard — and gay Christians — back to the church," 26 Oct. 2018 Of the new voters ages 25 and under in the state, a third registered as Democrats; 21 percent signed up as Republicans; and 46 percent registered as either unaffiliated or with another political party. Michael Tackett, New York Times, "Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of unaffiliated

1849, in the meaning defined above

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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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a strong desire or propensity

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