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 The group, Foster emphasized, is a revolutionary upstart — unaffiliated with antifa or Black Lives Matter, though Foster said that many of the goals of his organization overlap with the other two. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "Toppling attempt led by Harvard student ends after confrontation with statue defenders," 26 June 2020 Many independent operators, though, feel that its victories tend to favor wealthier members rather than the unaffiliated places that make up the majority of the roughly 660,000 restaurants in the country. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Help Is On the Way, Restaurants Are Told. But Will It Work?," 21 Apr. 2020 In the meantime, however, word game aficionados can access a free, unaffiliated version of the secret agent adventure via Horsepaste.com. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "Twelve Board Games You Can Play With Friends From Afar," 20 Apr. 2020 According to a Politico story last December, hundreds of unaffiliated pro-Trump PACs have raised more than $46 million, mostly from small donors. Jake Bernstein, The New York Review of Books, "The Fundraising Pulpit," 8 Apr. 2020 But as Williamson went on to the Adidas circuit and, eventually, Duke, Morant stayed with his unaffiliated AAU program. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "Futures on hold: How COVID-19 changes summer recruiting for college basketball," 30 Mar. 2020 The coronavirus pandemic may have caused Disney to close its magical gates indefinitely, but a YouTube channel, though unaffiliated with the Walt Disney Co., may be able to help lift the spirits of Disney-lovers everywhere. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus: Disney is closed, but you can still experience your favorite rides virtually," 28 Mar. 2020 Last week, the focus on Shincheonji members was so strong that some people unaffiliated with the church posed as members to get tested at health clinics, local media reported. Dasl Yoon, WSJ, "South Korea Widens Testing in Daegu as It Steps Up War on Coronavirus," 4 Mar. 2020 The administrators for those pages claim to be unaffiliated Facebook users but appear to be centrally controlled by The Daily Wire, which would be a violation of Facebook’s community standards against inauthentic behavior. Julie Compton, NBC News, "'Frightening' online transphobia has real-life consequences, advocates say," 22 Nov. 2019

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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 9 Jul. 2020.

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

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