un·​mea·​sured | \ ˌən-ˈme-zhərd How to pronounce unmeasured (audio) , -ˈmā- \

Definition of unmeasured

: not measured: such as
a : not ascertained in quantity, mass, extent, or degree … to a vast and as yet unexplored and unmeasured tract of Eastern lands.— Nathaniel Hawthorne
b : not limited or restrained unmeasured scorn One began to dream the sensation of wielding unmeasured power.— Henry Adams

Examples of unmeasured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet, the secondary market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment is fragmented, unmeasured and easily overlooked by chipmakers, industry groups and regulators alike. Steven Zhou, Forbes, "The Global Chip Shortage: The Solution May Have Already Been Manufactured," 28 Apr. 2021 Economist Chad Syverson, for example, has argued convincingly that digital services aren't creating huge amounts of unmeasured value. Noah Smith, Star Tribune, "Imagine the pandemic ordeal if it hadn't been for Big Tech," 9 Mar. 2021 The researchers hypothesized that some unmeasured psychological factor allowed their slightly more developed muscles to make extraordinary athletic gains. Grace Huckins, Scientific American, "Hormone Levels Are Being Used to Discriminate against Female Athletes," 1 Feb. 2021 It’s this kind of untracked, unmeasured exercise that taps me on the shoulder and reminds me that movement itself is the goal, not the graph that comes from obsessively recording it. Brodie Lancaster, Bon Appétit, "Confessions of an Obsessive Quarantine Step Counter," 15 Dec. 2020 It’s the unmeasured changes in people’s behavior that confound work like Klimek’s, the second-order consequences of the rules—like caregivers staying home because their kids don’t have school to go to. Adam Rogers, Wired, "The Perfect Strategy to Fight Covid-19 Is … Everything?," 8 Dec. 2020 Other unmeasured factors could have influenced the results. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Irregular periods linked to a greater risk of an early death, study suggests," 30 Sep. 2020 Growing Arctic tourism also has an unmeasured impact on the sites. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Explore 3-D Models of Historic Yukon Structures Threatened by Erosion," 23 Mar. 2020 This fact is crucial: if the sum is not the expected number of neutrinos, unmeasured sterile neutrinos—which would not scatter off argon and therefore would not create any flash of light—may be involved. William Charles Louis, Scientific American, "Hidden Neutrino Particles May Be a Link to the Dark Sector," 1 July 2020

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unmeasured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmeasured. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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