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

Examples of unmonitored in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sheriff Bianco did not comment on the timing of Mr. Zumwalt’s extraction or the fact that jail officials left him restrained and unmonitored in a safety cell for seven minutes after he was removed. Christopher Damien, New York Times, 18 May 2024 The harmful consequences of unmonitored social media have been highly publicized of late. Dan Rys, Billboard, 2 May 2024 The creators of those videos, in turn, direct viewers to private, unmonitored channels on Discord and Telegram. USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2024 Improvisational, unmonitored play functions as exposure therapy for life itself. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2024 Medical devices have posed a critical concern since many devices are unpatched and unmonitored and store personal information. Dewayne Hart, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Yet he was allowed to keep his tennis shoes against the chief psychiatrist’s orders, and he was placed unmonitored in a standard cell instead of a suicide-resistant cell. Don Thompson, Sacramento Bee, 7 Mar. 2024 But instead of using the computer to call up a questionaire to assess his risk of suicide, the nurse recited the questions from memory, then left Hagans unmonitored in an exam room. Kathleen McGrory, ProPublica, 9 Jan. 2024 Other schools have reported students being let into buildings by their friends at unmonitored entrances or hiding weapons outside and retrieving them during gym class or other outdoor activities. Steven Rich, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2023

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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 25 May. 2024.

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