un·​col·​lect·​ed | \ ˌən-kə-ˈlek-təd How to pronounce uncollected (audio) \

Definition of uncollected

: not collected: such as
a : not gathered into one place, body, or mass a book of thirteen previously uncollected stories streets littered with uncollected trash
b : not yet paid uncollected debt uncollected taxes checks drawn against uncollected funds

Examples of uncollected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The finance agency launched an investigation into the uncollected funds. Scott Morris, ProPublica, "She Noticed $200 Million Missing, Then She Was Fired," 24 Dec. 2020 Their work largely went uncollected by major museums during their lifetimes. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "National Gallery of Art Adds 40 Works by Black Southern Artists to Its Collections," 4 Jan. 2021 Last year, the Legislature permitted counties to purge old uncollected court costs. Eric Dexheimer, ExpressNews.com, "30 years on, Texas colonia residents billed for service they never received," 24 Dec. 2020 In particular, Stebbins says more than $200 million in uncollected money from utilities has stacked up over the years. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Former executive director files lawsuit against the Public Utilities Commission," 7 Dec. 2020 Muserk says their technology has found millions in uncollected royalties for copyright holders around the world, delivering a 25% increase in royalties on average for its clients, according to the company press release. Claudia Rosenbaum, Billboard, "No Joke: Music Industry Veterans Turn to Royalty Collections for Comedians, Podcasters," 28 Oct. 2020 The amount of uncollected charges for all accounts rose nearly 16% between March and September, totaling $194 million by Sept. 15, according to the Department of Public Works. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore to outsource part of city, county water billing operations after sustained ‘struggles’," 7 Oct. 2020 If lawmakers do not approve a bailout, then any uncollected balances will be pushed onto paying customers, Ken Schrad, a spokesperson for the SCC confirmed with The Center Square. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "Taxpayers and ratepayers in Virginia will foot bill on utility shutoff moratorium," 18 Sep. 2020 The neighboring rights market was estimated to be $2.6 billion in 2019, with a large portion of that total left uncollected by music creators. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "The Deals: Milk & Honey Sweet on 'Savage' Producer, Warner Records Signs 'The Voice UK' Breakout," 17 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of uncollected

1730, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncollected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncollected. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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