un·​named | \ ˌən-ˈnāmd How to pronounce unnamed (audio) \

Definition of unnamed

: not having a name or identified by name : not named a newly discovered and unnamed species received their information from an unnamed informant

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Recent Examples on the Web Contrary to popular belief, for a while, this project was just known as an unnamed project by Kaling and Fisher. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, "Mindy Kaling and Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever' Is Expected Sometime In 2020," 10 Feb. 2020 Only about 10% of employees — 16,000 people in Zhengzhou and some 20,000 workers in Shenzhen — have returned to their Foxconn manufacturing jobs, Reuters reported, citing an unnamed source. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Coronavirus keeps Apple's Foxconn plants partially shut: report," 10 Feb. 2020 The fairly shocking result of a recent presidential election only raises the temperature on this existential angst (the unnamed winner casts a long shadow over this often-dark book). Emily Bobrow, WSJ, "‘Weather’ Review: Happy Thoughts?," 7 Feb. 2020 Three non-Chinese companies have pulled out—LG and two unnamed German and Japanese firms—all of which were worried about contagion. David Meyer, Fortune, "Coronavirus fears spread to European conferences," 7 Feb. 2020 Grace’s medication for an unnamed mental health condition is also MIA, which sends her into a panic. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "The Bleak Ending Of The Lodge, Explained," 7 Feb. 2020 Citing unnamed sources, Runner’s World reported Wednesday allegations had been made by or on behalf of three different runners. oregonlive, "SafeSport temporarily suspends Alberto Salazar for allegations of misconduct," 6 Feb. 2020 In August 2018, the treasurer of an unnamed Marine Corps veterans organization received an email from the group’s CEO, requesting that almost $7,000 be wired to a business account under the name Uxbridge Capital, LLC. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "Army buddies accused of scamming Marine Corps vets online," 6 Feb. 2020 Suspicious, the Campaign Legal Center decided to file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission charging that Global Energy Producers was a front for an unnamed donor — which, the organization contended, would violate U.S. election laws. Ilya Marritz, ProPublica, "How Parnas and Fruman’s Dodgy Donation Was Uncovered by Two People Using Google Translate," 5 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of unnamed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unnamed was in the 15th century

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16 Feb 2020

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“Unnamed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unnamed. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unnamed

used to indicate that a person's name is not mentioned or known
: not having a name

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