un·​la·​beled | \ ˌən-ˈlā-bəld How to pronounce unlabeled (audio) \

Definition of unlabeled

: having no label : not labeled an unlabeled can

Examples of unlabeled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deputies noted foam around the victim's mouth and a nearby unlabeled pill bottle with counterfeit pills inside appearing to be oxycodone Hydrochloride. Kim Hyatt, Star Tribune, "Rush City man facing third-degree murder for sale of counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl," 28 Dec. 2020 Lively pages crowded with unlabeled curiosities (their provenance is listed in the index) open... Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Holiday Gift Books 2020: Children’s Books," 19 Nov. 2020 In March, researchers from Harvard, Yale, MIT, and the University of Regina published a study suggesting that warning labels could backfire by making other, unlabeled content seem more reliable. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, "The risk of putting warning labels on election misinformation," 2 Nov. 2020 As a result, the benefit of labeling a small subset of misinformation could be outweighed by the harm of lending an aura of legitimacy to the larger set of unlabeled misinformation. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, "The risk of putting warning labels on election misinformation," 2 Nov. 2020 Though Facebook applied a warning label to at least one instance of the image and linked to an outside fact-check, other posts of the same image remain unlabeled on Facebook. Brian Fung, CNN, "Facebook can't catch misinformation it's already identified as false, activist group says," 9 Oct. 2020 Some Americans are randomly being sent mysterious envelopes full of unlabeled seeds from China. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Why People Are Randomly Getting Suspicious Seeds from China in the Mail," 5 Aug. 2020 But after sending out 14,000 tests, only 4,000 were returned, and many were unlabeled or in leaking tubes, Sudders told The Boston Globe on Tuesday. USA TODAY, "Nurses step up, citizens act out, governors recalibrate: News from around our 50 states," 23 Apr. 2020 There have been more than 60 poisonings in California over the last decade linked to homemade or unlabeled skin creams, though those all contained a less toxic form of mercury, the California Department of Public Health reported. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "A woman was permanently injured from a skin-lightening cream tainted with an extremely toxic form of mercury - the first such case in the US," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of unlabeled

1762, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2021

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“Unlabeled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlabeled. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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variants: or unlabelled \ ˌən-​ˈlā-​bəld How to pronounce unlabeled (audio) \

Medical Definition of unlabeled

: not labeled especially with an isotopic label unlabeled DNA

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