un·​fund·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈfən-dəd How to pronounce unfunded (audio) \

Definition of unfunded

1 : not funded : floating an unfunded debt
2 : not provided with funds unfunded schools

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The pension plan has an approximate $320 million unfunded liability, the difference in pension plan assets and what the retirement plan is obligated to pay retirees. Randy Diamond, ExpressNews.com, "CPS Energy’s pension plan lost more than $65 Million in 2018," 7 June 2019 Sacramento City Unified also carries a $700 million-plus unfunded pension liability to cover health care for retirees. Michael Finch Ii, sacbee, "Sacramento city schools could save millions on teachers’ health care. Will union play ball?," 4 June 2019 The new law is largely unfunded and barely operating. Juan Montes, WSJ, "‘It’s a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico.’ 250,000 Dead. 37,400 Missing.," 14 Nov. 2018 Chicago bears $28 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and billions more in traditional debt. Aaron M. Renn, WSJ, "A Mad Dash for City Hall in the Windy City," 22 Feb. 2019 And Sam’s nose is growing thanks to rising deficit projections and the unfunded future costs of entitlements like Social Security and Medicare. Steve H. Hanke And Stephen J.k. Walters, WSJ, "Lying Prices Keep America Hooked on Spending," 7 Jan. 2019 State and local unfunded liabilities via pensions are exacerbated by a declining stock market. WSJ, "Federal Reserve Should Leave Markets Alone," 15 Jan. 2019 Meanwhile the halls at the Capitol are nearly dead silent, with congressional leaders barely pretending to try to reopen the departments of Justice, Interior and Homeland Security and other agencies that remain unfunded. Amanda Sakuma, Vox, "Trump threatens to shut down the border for the third time in three months," 29 Dec. 2018 This will be a geologic treasure hunt as the rover scouts around for rocks that have signs of microbial life and them stash them for a future retrieval mission, though that mission remains currently unfunded. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "What Human Beings Can Teach Aliens About Probing the Solar System," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of unfunded

circa 1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unfunded was circa 1775

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