un·marked | \ ˌən-ˈmärkt \

Definition of unmarked 

: not marked: such as

a : not having an identifying mark or distinctive notation "I want five thousand dollars in unmarked singles." —Ed McBain … an unmarked storefront on Melrose Avenue. —Gerri Hirshey an unmarked grave an unmarked police car

b of a road : not having a marker giving a street name or route number … an unmarked, graveled road running parallel with the levee.American Guide Series: Louisiana

c : not noticed : unobserved To let the death of such a man go unmarked would be, for one offense, to slight ourselves. —Stanley Kauffman

d : not characterized wrote political articles unmarked by a regard for truth The Christmas season passed, unmarked by any rejoicing. —Elizabeth George Speare

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Acknowledging that computers can’t handle every on-road driving scenario yet, let alone unmarked lanes under heavy tree canopies, Einride will be able to drive its trucks from a remote location, using teleoperation tech provided by Phantom Auto. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Sweden's Electric Robo-Truck Is Made for Life in the Forest," 12 July 2018 Bastian Schweinsteiger tied the game at 3-3 with an inexcusably unmarked header off a corner kick deep in second-half stoppage time. Jonathan Tannenwald, Philly.com, "David Accam, Cory Burke give Union wild 4-3 win at Chicago Fire," 11 July 2018 Aurora police officers were conducting traffic enforcement in unmarked and marked squad cars near Liberty Street and Station Boulevard on Thursday, police said. Megan Jones, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora teens charged with breaking into vehicles at Fox Valley Mall," 10 July 2018 With the match seemingly headed for extra time and possibly penalties, a late counter from the Red Devils culminated in a Romelu Lukaku dummy that left Nacer Chadli to slot home unmarked and break Japanese hearts. SI.com, "Liverpool Fans Keen on Former Man Utd Star After Host of Standout World Cup Performances," 3 July 2018 The doors of the office remain unmarked for a reason. The Economist, "A disciplined startup emerges from the Wild West of crypto-currency," 28 June 2018 This part of the desert is wide open, with unmarked trails and rocky hills that give way to washes carved by rare rains. Elaine Murphy, Teen Vogue, "Volunteers Leaving Water for Migrants Traveling to the United States Border Are Helping Save Lives," 22 June 2018 Guards for the private security contractors shackle the migrants and herd them onto unmarked buses and vans for transport back to the Border Patrol detention center. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Texas border chaos: Courts, families, government collide in zero-tolerance debacle," 22 June 2018 The host country took a 1-0 lead over Saudi Arabia in the 12th minute inside the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as an unmarked Yury Gazinsky headed in a perfect cross after a Saudi Arabian defender fell at his feet. Nick Schwartz, For The Win, "Watch Russia score the first goal of the 2018 FIFA World Cup," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of unmarked

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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