un·​col·​lect·​ed ˌən-kə-ˈlek-təd How to pronounce uncollected (audio)
: not collected: such as
: not gathered into one place, body, or mass
a book of thirteen previously uncollected stories
streets littered with uncollected trash
: not yet paid
uncollected debt
uncollected taxes
checks drawn against uncollected funds

Examples of uncollected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With labor unions opposed to the bill, uncollected trash has piled up in Paris and other cities while garbage workers strike. Elaine Ganley, ajc, 13 Mar. 2023 But in fiscal year 2023, the Social Security Administration collected about $4.9 billion in overpayments with an additional $23 billion yet uncollected, according to an agency report. Fred Clasen-Kelly, CBS News, 20 Dec. 2023 The agency ended the 2022 fiscal year with a cumulative total of $21.6 billion in overpayments uncollected, the report said. David Hilzenrath and Jodie Fleischer, CBS News, 19 Oct. 2023 The change, which includes the hiring of 30,000 staff members over two years, is part of a 10-year overhaul intended to advance President Biden's economic agenda and help recover some of the $7 trillion in uncollected tax revenue the government is missing out on. Harold Maass, The Week, 7 Apr. 2023 Postal Inspector Michael Martel said individuals can also prevent mail theft by not leaving uncollected letters in their mailbox for long periods of time or mailing checks at a post office as opposed to leaving in a box. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 6 Sep. 2023 The Social Security Administration recovered $4.7 billion of overpayments during the 2022 fiscal year but ended that year with $21.6 billion of overpayments still uncollected, according to a November 2022 report by SSA’s inspector general. David Hilzenrath, ABC News, 30 Sep. 2023 Beyond the uncollected fees from the 1979 ozone standard, the air district now appears poised to miss its deadline to comply with the 1997 ozone standard next year. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 Hurricane Idalia’s impact on the southeastern U.S. caused more than 700 units of blood and platelets to go uncollected, the Red Cross said. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncollected was in 1730

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“Uncollected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncollected. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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