un·​mod·​i·​fied ˌən-ˈmä-də-ˌfīd How to pronounce unmodified (audio)
: not altered or modified
an unmodified engine
… a right to be born with an unmodified genetic code … Kelsey Dallas

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Northrop Grumman’s Orion solid rocket motors will boost the Astraius launch vehicle after its extraction from an unmodified C-17 carrier aircraft, while Exquadrum’s upper stage will place satellites in precise orbits. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 26 Aug. 2022 The thousand-mile race through the countryside aimed for Rome and back on open roads run by unmodified production cars, most of which—including their drivers—bore Italian names. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 21 July 2022 All of this was rendered on original unmodified N64 hardware (with the exception of a physical RGB-output mod). Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 5 July 2022 The original military version of the AR-15 can fire eight hundred rounds per minute; an unmodified civilian AR-15 might fire forty-five to sixty. Phil Klay, The New Yorker, 11 June 2022 The cages only increase the burden on crews and maintainers that the aging T-62s impose even in a clean, unmodified state. David Axe, Forbes, 6 June 2022 Fully automatic machine guns will continue to fire ammunition as long as the trigger is held down and ammunition is available, whereas unmodified semi-automatic weapons can fire repeatedly but the trigger must be pulled each time. oregonlive, 31 May 2022 Dubbed the villa of a hundred chimneys, the period property is one of the few built by the Medici to have survived relatively unmodified since the 16th century. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 28 May 2022 Celtic Renewables has demonstrated its fuel, driving an unmodified Ford on Scottish roads using 15% biobutanol made from whisky. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unmodified was in 1668

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“Unmodified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmodified. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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Last Updated: 4 Sep 2022

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