un·​di·​rect·​ed | \ ˌən-də-ˈrek-təd How to pronounce undirected (audio) , -dī- \

Definition of undirected

: not directed : not planned or guided undirected efforts

Examples of undirected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While some parents, lawmakers and advocates pushed this legislative session for a required fifty minutes of undirected play time during the school day, that particular bill didn’t pass. Megan Merrigan, courant.com, "7 new laws that will impact Connecticut’s schools, from required courses to safety measures," 2 Sep. 2019 The notion of such vast eons of time — and the power of tiny, undirected changes which by their accumulation could generate new worlds, worlds of enormous richness and variety — was intoxicating. Nicole Krauss, New York Times, "A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks," 4 Dec. 2017 According to a new study by Julia Leonard, Yuna Lee, and Laura Schulz at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, even 1-year-old infants can draw lessons from such unspoken, undirected demos. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Infants Can Learn The Value of Perseverance By Watching Adults," 21 Sep. 2017 Typically, businesses cannot justify using their resources for such undirected, uncertain exploration. Charlie Wood, The Christian Science Monitor, "How Trump's budget could affect basic research," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of undirected

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Undirected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undirected. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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