un·​in·​ter·​pret·​able ˌən-in-ˈtər-prə-tə-bəl How to pronounce uninterpretable (audio)
: incapable of being interpreted or explained : not interpretable
an uninterpretable silence/gesture
uninterpretable data

Examples of uninterpretable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the craft only operated for 20 seconds before falling silent, sending back just one uninterpretable image. Korey Haynes, Discover Magazine, 20 Nov. 2018 So, in my view, the results of this study are uninterpretable, and this paper should never have been published. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 10 May 2017 Several would say only that, at this point, the REDUCE-IT results are basically uninterpretable. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 5 Aug. 2022 My vision blurred and uninterpretable inkblots encroached at the edges. Paul Di Filippo, Washington Post, 4 July 2022 The performance of galantamine over decades is far superior to the uninterpretable data package upon which the FDA relied in approving Aduhelm. Sam Gandy, STAT, 17 June 2021 The raw data itself has misaligned rows and columns, and uninterpretable entries in incorrect fields. Lauryn Schroeder, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Aug. 2020 If Chicago’s experience holds true at the other hospitals participating in Gilead’s study, there will be little or no difference in patient improvement between the two remdesivir arms, making the comparison uninterpretable. Matthew Herper, STAT, 27 Apr. 2020 During his infamously contentious confirmation hearings as a Supreme Court nominee in 1987, then-judge Robert Bork said the meaning of the Ninth Amendment was too uncertain for judges to enforce, famously comparing it to an uninterpretable inkblot. James T. Knight Ii, National Review, 20 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninterpretable was in 1625

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“Uninterpretable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninterpretable. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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