un·iden·ti·fied | \ ˌən-ī-ˈden-tə-ˌfīd , -ə-ˈden- \

Definition of unidentified 

: not having a known or established identity : not identified unidentified flying objects an unidentified suspect

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Amazingly, or perhaps intentionally, the unidentified female victim was unharmed in the shooting, which took place on the morning of May 14 in the city’s Brent borough. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Police searching for gunman who shot at driver 3 times while she sat in traffic," 10 July 2018 Along with William Gress, the suit names the city and other, unidentified officers as defendants. Holly Otterbein, Philly.com, "'Occupy ICE' protester sues Philly police officer for striking him, using 'excessive' force," 10 July 2018 Police said officers found an unidentified body inside. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Police investigate deaths of man, woman in Gary," 18 June 2018 An unidentified woman called 911 around 7:30 p.m. CT (8:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday to claim the teens were carrying knives, sticks and a gun, and assaulted her boyfriend at the Minnehaha Falls park, police said in a statement. Jacob Taylor /, NBC News, "Viral video of handcuffed black teens in Minneapolis sparks police investigation," 12 July 2018 Over a dozen women have come forward with allegations against Simmons in recent months, with an unidentified woman filing a $10 million lawsuit in March accusing him of rape. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Russell Simmons accused of rape by book publisher's granddaughter," 11 July 2018 Blair and Hardaway witnessed the passengers — Euan Holden and an unidentified woman — getting along during the course of the flight, and decided to live-tweet the story. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Couple who documented 'Plane Bae' story now being slammed on social media," 10 July 2018 His father’s taxi company took out an ad featuring him in a tuxedo with an unidentified young woman by his side. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, "Thomas Hardiman was ‘most likely to succeed’ at Waltham High. He now may be a Supreme Court pick," 9 July 2018 San Bernardino Superior Court paid $25,000 in 2016 to an unidentified woman to settle a gender discrimination claim. Greg Moran, sandiegouniontribune.com, "State court agency has paid more than $800,000 since 2010 to settle legal claims, records show," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of unidentified

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unidentified was in 1861

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un·iden·ti·fied | \ ˌən-ī-ˈden-tə-ˌfīd \

Kids Definition of unidentified

: having an identity that is not known or determined an unidentified person

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