unmonitored

adjective
un·​mon·​i·​tored | \ ˌən-ˈmä-nə-tərd How to pronounce unmonitored (audio) \

Definition of unmonitored

: 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 Cybertrafficking, where unmonitored children may be targeted by predators online, has risen sharply during the pandemic. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Mask-wearing not connected to child trafficking," 11 Aug. 2020 The mess heightened calls for voting by mail, which tracks longstanding Democratic goals of simultaneously nationalizing and loosening election standards, on the theory that larger, unmonitored turnouts will benefit them. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 16 Apr. 2020 Those citations have been as mild as a paperwork problem, and as serious as a nursing home not telling state officials about an outbreak as unmonitored workers spread disease to patients. Mike Stucka And Marisa Kwiatkowski, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus a concern in nursing homes, where 75% have been cited for infection control issues," 6 Mar. 2020 The lawsuit claims that Johnson went unmonitored in his isolated cell for nearly 15 minutes despite the jail’s written policy that suicidal detainees be constantly watched. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, "Sentenced to 2 days but held for 54: How one man’s jail suicide underscores Mississippi’s mental health care crisis," 16 Oct. 2019 The men were in an unmonitored room at the jail, and the closest officer was at a desk facing away from the room, according to jail officials. BostonGlobe.com, "Stanley Choate, 75, the presiding bishop, was shot in the chest. Claire McMullen, 60, was shot in the arm.," 27 Oct. 2019 After stealing guns from Erickson’s home, the suspects returned to school and entered through an unmonitored entrance. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "New stories of heroism, minutes of chaos: What we learned about the STEM School shooting during two days of hearings," 27 Sep. 2019 In the suit, filed in 2015, Manning said she was raped by a male prisoner in an unmonitored classroom. Ryan Tarinelli, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Transgender prisoner who sued dies days before release," 19 Sep. 2019 That left Epstein, who had previously been placed on suicide watch, alone and unmonitored - at least in the hours before his death - by even those officers assigned to guard him. Matt Zapotosky, Anchorage Daily News, "Attorney general rips ‘failure’ of prison officials to keep Epstein alive," 12 Aug. 2019

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1837, in the meaning defined above

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15 Aug 2020

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“Unmonitored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmonitored. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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