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

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candidates unaligned with any party
Recent Examples on the Web Two black holes with such an alignment would possess more rotational energy than an unaligned pair, and thus require ever-so-slightly more time to coalesce together in the final moments of their merger. Lee Billings, Scientific American, "LIGO’s Latest Black-Hole Merger Confirms Einstein, Challenges Astrophysics," 1 June 2017 And the administration’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic turmoil didn’t endear Republicans to unaligned Georgia voters, particularly moderates in the Atlanta suburbs. Anchorage Daily News, "How Trump’s single-minded focus on election fraud cost Republicans in Georgia," 10 Jan. 2021 The main driver of teen sleep deficiency is the early start times of U.S. high schools, which are totally unaligned with teens’ natural circadian rhythms. Rachel Widome And Aaron Berger, Star Tribune, "Seize the opportunity of virtual schooling — let our children sleep," 27 Aug. 2020 But after six months, the stars were still unaligned. New York Times, "A Leap Into Their First Marriage," 13 Mar. 2020 All eyes are on Avigdor Liberman, the leader of an unaligned ultranationalist party that now holds the balance of power. New York Times, "Israel’s Election: 7 Takeaways," 3 Mar. 2020 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

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First Known Use of unaligned

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unaligned was circa 1934

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“Unaligned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaligned. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unaligned

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

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