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

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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 The Ben Taub Hospital death that resulted in the government last month assuming greater oversight of the Houston safety-net hospital involved a patient left unmonitored and ultimately found passed out in a bathroom, according to a federal report. Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle, "Ben Taub dead patient was unmonitored, found passed out in bathroom," 24 July 2019 Rampant groundwater extraction, unmonitored and unregulated, has caused Bangalore’s water table to plunge to depths of nearly 1,000 feet. National Geographic, "India’s water crisis could be helped by better building, planning," 15 July 2019 On the high seas, huge, unmonitored ships and underfunded coast guards conspire to destroy our oceans. John Konrad, BostonGlobe.com, "The next global tech disruption will happen where few expect it," 28 June 2019 He is also prohibited from having any unsupervised contact with minors and unmonitored internet usage. Tony Rizzo, kansascity, "Former Johnson County music teacher gets jail time, probation for sex with student," 29 June 2018 In addition, thousands of older, more dangerous buses are in the hands of churches and other private groups — their operation unregulated, their maintenance unmonitored and their hazards unknown to their passengers. The Courier-Journal, "Archives: 1988 reports on bus safety after the Carrollton crash," 14 May 2018 Finally, authorities realized last year that Martinez had discovered a loophole in the jail phone system allowing him to make unmonitored calls from behind bars for years. Michael Kiefer, azcentral, "Murderer to return to Arizona death row after California trial," 27 Apr. 2018 Although Havana bans the importation of unauthorized telecommunications gear, Cubans have smuggled in parabolic antennas and other technologies for unmonitored internet access. Nora Gámez Torres, miamiherald, "Radio and TV Martí sneaked in same forbidden technology that landed Alan Gross in Cuban jail | Miami Herald," 30 Mar. 2018

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1837, in the meaning defined above

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