unmeasured

adjective
un·​mea·​sured | \ˌən-ˈme-zhərd, -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

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Observational studies are also riddled with confounding factors, the unmeasured variables that may actually give rise to certain outcomes. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Is one drink per day really unsafe? That new alcohol study, explained.," 29 Aug. 2018 Except for computers, the impact was pretty tiny, which Mr. Moulton sees as evidence that not a lot of quality is going unmeasured. Greg Ip, WSJ, "There’s No Productivity Miracle Hiding in the Data," 25 July 2018 The study speculates that this unmeasured variable — non-leisure time exercise — may be why New York ranks so low. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "A Shocking Percentage of Americans Don't Exercise Enough, CDC Says," 28 June 2018 Catalans say Rajoy has consistently ignored their attempts at dialogue over the last few years and finally responded with swift and unmeasured violence this weekend. Meaghan Beatley, USA TODAY, "In Catalonia, women hope to build a feminist republic," 8 Oct. 2017 But only one was wide enough to accommodate our ping-pong balls, so the rest went unmeasured. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "2018 Dodge Grand Caravan," 21 Sep. 2017 Enacting a massive legislation change with unmeasured but far-reaching effects in order to preempt future legislation is an act of incredible irresponsibility. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "How Cassidy-Graham Would Make Single Payer More Likely," 19 Sep. 2017 The goal of remote sensing, as Landerer’s map demonstrates, is not merely to measure unmeasured aspects of the planet. Jon Gertner, New York Times, "What Could We Lose if a NASA Climate Mission Goes Dark?," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unmeasured

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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