unblinded

adjective
un·​blind·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈblīn-dəd How to pronounce unblinded (audio) \

Definition of unblinded

: not blind or blinded: such as
a : free from blindness or illusion He would stand up, with open eyes, and he would struggle and toil and learn until, with eyes unblinded and tongue untied, he could share with her his visioned wealth.— Jack London
b : made or done with knowledge of significant facts that may cause bias unblinded studies of a drug's effectiveness
c : not furnished with a blind or blinds unblinded windows

Examples of unblinded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then Biogen went back and in an unblinded look, picked out a subset of patients and claimed success. WSJ, 29 Apr. 2021 Two unusual letters from some of the trial participants to the Russian health minister, the first in January calling for the phase 2 trial to be publicly unblinded and the second in March asking for a review of the vaccine, have added to the doubts. Olga Dobrovidova, Science | AAAS, 6 Apr. 2021 At that point, the result will be unblinded and those who received the placebo will have the opportunity to get the vaccine. chicagotribune.com, 15 Mar. 2021 But only after the trial is unblinded next week will researchers know how many of these infections occurred in people who received the vaccine instead of a placebo. Kai Kupferschmidt, Science | AAAS, 26 Jan. 2021 Those are limited to members of the DSMB, the NIAID executive secretary and the independent unblinded statistician who is presenting the data, a NIAID spokesperson said. al, 29 Sep. 2020 That means health-care workers and residents of long-term care facilities who were in the trials will be the first unblinded. John Lauerman, Bloomberg.com, 15 Dec. 2020 Those are limited to members of the DSMB, the NIAID executive secretary and the independent unblinded statistician who is presenting the data, a NIAID spokesperson said. al, 29 Sep. 2020 Those are limited to members of the DSMB, the NIAID executive secretary and the independent unblinded statistician who is presenting the data, a NIAID spokesperson said. al, 29 Sep. 2020

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circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Unblinded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unblinded. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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unblinded

adjective
un·​blind·​ed | \ -ˈblīnd-əd How to pronounce unblinded (audio) \

Medical Definition of unblinded

: made or done with knowledge of significant facts by the participants : not blind an unblinded study of a drug's effectiveness

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