unassigned

adjective
un·​as·​signed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈsīnd How to pronounce unassigned (audio) \

Definition of unassigned

: not having or given an assignment : not assigned unassigned seating unassigned tasks

Examples of unassigned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other blocks of unassigned addresses have been used by Media Land repeatedly over the past three years. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Breaking the law: How 8chan (or “8kun”) got (briefly) back online," 5 Nov. 2019 Tribal Nations will get a chance to apply for the unassigned licenses; the remaining licenses will be auctioned off. Klint Finley, WIRED, "Schools and Phone Companies Face Off Over Wireless Spectrum," 25 June 2019 Now at $20,966,000, or about 12.5 percent of the general fund, unassigned reserves are to be maintained between 10 and 15 percent of that operating total, according to the new rule. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Manchester town leaders establish fund to spur money-saving/service-boosting ideas," 25 June 2019 The unassigned employees are part of a pool known as the Absent Teacher Reserve, and there were 1,202 teachers and other staff in it at the start of the school year, according to the report by the nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, "City Spent $136 Million on Teachers Without Permanent Jobs," 14 June 2018 Many employers provide this added flexibility as part of the transition to unassigned seating. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "In a Digital Era, How Can Older Workers Stay in the Game?," 22 May 2018 Immigrant and contracted employee advocates requested the county dip into its nearly $700 million in unassigned reserves. City News Service, Ramona Sentinel, "Supervisors approve $6 billion budget that bolsters mental health services," 27 June 2018 San Diego County has one of the largest reserves among local governments in the country, with at least $700 million in unassigned spending. Jeff Mcdonald, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Flush with cash, San Diego County is poised to adopt its biggest budget in history," 25 June 2018 On at least eight occasions between June 29 and July 4 last year, for example, correctional posts in housing units went unassigned at the prison in Victorville, Calif., documents show. New York Times, "Safety Concerns Grow as Inmates Are Guarded by Teachers and Secretaries," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of unassigned

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unassigned.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unassigned. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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