un·​at·​trib·​ut·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈtri-ˌbyü-təd How to pronounce unattributed (audio) , -byə- \

Definition of unattributed

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

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Recent Examples on the Web According to a network source, the unattributed passages were caught during routine editing. Washington Post, 3 May 2022 His knowledge of Adidas' role in the recruitment of Brian Bowen is alleged in a new book, but mostly through unattributed hearsay. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 16 Feb. 2022 After the Post story published, the Red Stars hired a crisis communications firm and later released a handful of unattributed statements that also were short on details. Jeremy Mikula, chicagotribune.com, 10 Feb. 2022 That’s the anonymous part: A list of author names is provided but unattributed, and the reader is invited to guess which author wrote which piece. Meredith Maran, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2022 This was, however, not the first time McRaven's remarks have been unattributed or copied for use by others. Travis Caldwell And Amanda Jackson, CNN, 14 May 2021 In the past months, literary investigators have exposed the two leading contenders for the September election for using unattributed text by other authors in their books. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, 21 Aug. 2021 Until recently, the Dresden State Art Collections had listed the skull as an unattributed work, notes a separate DPA report. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2021 That came after unnamed players offered The Athletic their unattributed takes on the second-year Cincinnati coach. Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, 9 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unattributed

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Unattributed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unattributed. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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