un·​mon·​i·​tored ˌən-ˈmä-nə-tərd How to pronounce unmonitored (audio)
: not observed, kept track of, or checked : not monitored
unmonitored communication
activity that is unmonitored and unregulated

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Capitol Police flagged the unmonitored minutes that passed when conducting a security review. Rachel Looker, USA TODAY, 3 Nov. 2022 In practice, however, data collection and processing in Nigeria remains largely unmonitored, and protection is often an afterthought. WIRED, 20 Sep. 2022 But others could also still be stewing and mutating, potentially in animals or unmonitored pockets of the world. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 7 Sep. 2022 Worldwide, there are about 100 observatories monitoring some 1,350 volcanoes, per Axios—meaning there’s not detailed data about the bulk of them, and many remain unmonitored. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Sep. 2022 The mystery plover could also have come from an unmonitored nest in the Great Lakes region, or even the Great Plains. Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune, 5 Aug. 2022 The rules to participate are easy: no dogs, strollers, high heels or unmonitored children. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 21 July 2022 Marroquin was unmonitored for at least an hour, the lawsuit says. Kelly Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 May 2022 The case also underscored the dangers of unmonitored opiate withdrawal. Kelly Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmonitored was in 1837

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“Unmonitored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmonitored. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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