un·​as·​signed ˌən-ə-ˈsīnd How to pronounce unassigned (audio)
: not having or given an assignment : not assigned
unassigned seating
unassigned tasks

Examples of unassigned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The council approved the transfer of $5.8 million from the unassigned fund balance to two capital projects: $5.7 million to the culvert repair project and $130,000 to median improvements on U.S. Highway 45. Margaret Kates | Mkates@al.com, al, 13 Sep. 2023 The withdrawal would leave the unassigned fund balance at $10.9 million by the end of the fiscal year in June 2022. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2021 Move responsibilities that aren’t accepted or don’t have an owner to the unassigned responsibilities section at the bottom of the table. Mark Cruth, Quartz, 26 June 2023 In exchange for having largely unassigned seating at work, employees have the opportunity to work remotely more often, Rishi said. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 26 June 2023 To find a balance, the city plans to dip into its unassigned general fund, which would decrease from $19 million next year to $14.7 million in 2028. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 June 2023 Biden agreed to Republicans’ demands to pull back all unassigned funds from a number of COVID-era programs, some of which had ended. Samantha J. Gross, BostonGlobe.com, 13 June 2023 If the same team's combination comes up more than once, or if the lone unassigned combination is drawn, the result is discarded and the balls are drawn again. Detroit Free Press, 8 May 2023 In Chicago, the number of unassigned precincts varied by ward, with most only needing one or two final polling sites by the beginning of this week. Kelli Smith, chicagotribune.com, 27 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unassigned was in the 15th century

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“Unassigned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unassigned. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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