unattributed

adjective
un·​at·​trib·​ut·​ed | \ˌən-ə-ˈtri-ˌbyü-təd, -byə-\

Definition of unattributed 

: not ascribed or credited to a source : not attributed an unattributed quote unattributed paintings

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The claims are often unattributed and are rarely tied in a substantive way to mainstream science. Gary Robbins, latimes.com, "With marijuana legal, California flooded with dubious health claims about the drug," 9 July 2018 The claims are often unattributed and are rarely tied in a substantive way to mainstream science. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Consumers are being flooded with dubious claims about the health benefits of marijuana," 9 July 2018 In the past decade, at least two nonmilitary US satellite systems have experienced brief, unattributed glitches tied to hacking attacks. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "The New Arms Race Threatening to Explode in Space," 26 June 2018 The caption had appeared as an unattributed quote beneath the student's photo. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Yearbook Quote Attributed to Nazi Forces a Massachusetts High School to Issue Apology," 18 June 2018 As with so many virtuoso musicians a level below stardom, much of his work was unattributed. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Buell Neidlinger, Acclaimed Genre-Crossing Bassist, Dies at 82," 25 Mar. 2018 One of them, from the British painter Brion Gysin (unattributed), was for Haschich Fudge. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, "Review: The American ‘Gourmands’ Way’ Through France," 17 Nov. 2017 In 2015 enterprising enemies set up a Twitter bot dedicated to sending him tweets with unattributed quotes from Benito Mussolini, Italy’s fascist dictator. The Economist, "Less Euromaidan, more GamergateOnce considered a boon to democracy, social media have started to look like its nemesis," 4 Nov. 2017 Leva found them on eBay, unattributed, for a couple hundred dollars each. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "Creative License: Inside the Home of C. Wonder's Creative Director," 21 Sep. 2012

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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