un·​aligned | \ ˌən-ə-ˈlīnd How to pronounce unaligned (audio) \

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candidates unaligned with any party
Recent Examples on the Web After the first round, anyone whose first-choice candidate received less than 15 percent of the caucus vote have to choose another candidate, try to join forces to muster enough support to a nonviable candidate or remain unaligned. Peter Libbey, New York Times, "What’s on TV Monday: ‘The Great Beauty’ and Iowa Caucus Coverage," 3 Feb. 2020 And in the seven days between the boy’s fall and that appointment, according to the suit, Devin’s left thigh bone had become unaligned. oregonlive, "A Portland boy fell in his wheelchair at school, fracturing 2 bones. Nobody told his mom for days, $2.8M suit says," 3 Dec. 2019 When the current stops, the particles flip back to their unaligned positions, returning the glass to transparency. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Smart glass can save fuel, keep vehicles cooler: How it works," 26 Oct. 2019 When a magnetized nail is in a changing magnetic field, the domains can become unaligned and thus unmagnetized. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Physics of Falling Magnets in Stranger Things Season 3," 9 Aug. 2019 That is not enough to claim a constitutional majority of 226 deputies, in part because only half the parliament is elected on party slates; the other half consists of unaligned candidates. Los Angeles Times, "War and peace are on the line in Ukrainian parliamentary vote Sunday," 19 July 2019 Labor and the Conservatives have ruled out ending oil and gas exploration - a demand of the unaligned Greens. Washington Post, "Norway wrestles with EU ties, national values before vote," 9 Sep. 2017

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circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Unaligned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaligned. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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: not associated with other groups, nations, etc. : not aligned

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