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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The photographer and others in the photograph remain unidentified. Alexei Koseff, sacbee, "Jerry Brown dined with soda industry representatives ahead of tax ban deal," 26 June 2018 With Daniels' indictment, one suspect remains unidentified. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Woman indicted killing of 9-year-old Alexandrea 'Sissy' Thompson," 21 June 2018 The buyer is a limited-liability company incorporated under Delaware law, which, as in many states, allows the actual owners to remain unidentified unless law enforcement investigators compel the company’s Delaware agents to give up their names. Joseph N. Distefano, Philly.com, "Toll Bros. is a highly profitable luxury homebuilder. So how did its Horsham HQ end up in foreclosure?," 7 June 2018 Mellon says there have been numerous other incidents along the East Coast in which unidentified flying objects have apparently penetrated U.S. defenses. Dan Zak, courant.com, "UFOs are suddenly a serious news story - you can thank the guy from Blink-182 for that," 30 May 2018 By the next day, the officers, who still remain unidentified, were fired. Breanna Edwards, The Root, "2 Mississippi Police Officers Fired After Brutally Beating, Kicking Black Man," 23 May 2018 Fenerbahce players attempted to calm down their supporters but the disorder continued into the second half, resulting in Besiktas boss Senol Gunes being hit on the head by an unidentified object and reportedly needing five stitches. SI.com, "Fenerbahce's Cup Match Against Besiktas Abandoned After Manager Suffers Head Cut From Thrown Object," 19 Apr. 2018 South and North Korea are discussing plans to announce an official end to the military conflict between the two countries that are still technically at war, the Munhwa Ilbo newspaper reported, citing an unidentified South Korean official. Time, "The Two Koreas Are Technically Still at War With Each Other. That Could End Soon," 17 Apr. 2018 The complainant said the mother attacked her, throwing punches and using an unidentified object to strike her. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Drunk man found asleep at the wheel, his car on tree lawn: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 9 Mar. 2018

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1861, in the meaning defined above

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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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