un·​ex·​plained | \ ˌən-ik-ˈsplānd \

Definition of unexplained 

: not explained or accounted for an unexplained error an unexplained delay

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Should some anomaly be noticed, it would likely be cast as an unexplained oddity. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Tiny Chinese Microchips Reportedly Found Hidden in Amazon, Apple Servers," 4 Oct. 2018 And there’s plenty of strange activity still unexplained, including a meeting by Erik Prince, the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, in the Seychelles that may have been an attempt to set up a backchannel with Russia. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "4 Key Takeaways From Mueller’s First Year—and What’s Next," 17 May 2018 Season two features catatonic victims of the Shadow King whose teeth chatter for reasons that initially go unexplained, a trio of feminine Androids who sport mustaches for some reason, and a host of revelations that will likely leave you speechless. Patrick Cooley, cleveland.com, "Even with a different setting, 'Legion" season 2 is just as mind-bending as the first," 3 Apr. 2018 And three years later at Imperial College London, another unexplained current popped up that also perfectly matched theoretical predictions. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, "Scientists Hunt for A Seeming Paradox: A Magnet With Only One Pole," 13 Nov. 2018 How these two minimum-wage BFFs can afford the overseas airfare is one of the unexplained puzzles of the picture. Soren Andersen, The Seattle Times, "‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’: Kate McKinnon makes familiar action comedy something special," 30 July 2018 More recently there have been numerous sightings and pictures - some of which turned out to be faked but others remain unexplained. Fox News, "Loch Ness Monster: This is Scotland's plan if the fabled beast is caught," 10 July 2018 An original risk disappeared into the statistical noise, a new one emerged, and the strange death of control animals remains unexplained. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Comprehensive US cell phone safety study inches toward publication," 2 Feb. 2018 That said, unexplained glitches that affect the game’s AI aren’t typically this awful. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Red Dead Redemption 2 players find cursed road that always sets horses on fire," 1 Nov. 2018

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1721, in the meaning defined above

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