un·​num·​bered | \ ˌən-ˈnəm-bərd How to pronounce unnumbered (audio) \

Definition of unnumbered

2 : not having an identifying number unnumbered pages

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Examples of unnumbered in a Sentence

That highway has unnumbered exits. the unnumbered stars wheeled overhead
Recent Examples on the Web Holbrook meets me at the door to an office in an unnumbered building in a neighborhood that looks to be simultaneously falling apart and being rebuilt. Kenneth E. Hartman, Harper's magazine, "Life after Life," 16 Sep. 2019 Previn left behind a mountain of unnumbered manuscript pages rife with omissions and repetitions – a work-in-progress, in other words. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Ravinia review: Renee Fleming brings to life Andre Previn’s ‘Penelope’," 29 July 2019 Airmen who flight test foreign military planes, sometimes called Red Hats, are part of an unnumbered unit within Detachment 3 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, stationed out of Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Mysterious Air Force Crash Reportedly Involved a Foreign Plane," 12 Sep. 2017 Maybe there are millions of rubles stashed in an unnumbered Swiss bank account to which only Paul Manafort knows the code words. Chris Smith, The Hive, "Does Trump’s Tangled Russia Web Constitute Collusion?," 12 June 2017 The method used by Mountain View and Palo Alto, unnumbered at-large seats, with all candidates running in a single pool, mitigates the advantages of incumbency. Mercury News Readers, The Mercury News, "May 8 Letters: District voting isn’t the answer for Santa Clara," 8 May 2017 Not every executive order carries the same weight, and sometimes unnumbered presidential memorandums may be more consequential.) Glenn Kessler, Washington Post, "The White House boo-boo in counting Roosevelt’s executive orders," 25 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of unnumbered

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unnumbered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unnumbered. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unnumbered

: not identified with a number


un·​num·​bered | \ ˌən-ˈnəm-bərd How to pronounce unnumbered (audio) \

Kids Definition of unnumbered

1 : not numbered an unnumbered page
2 : innumerable The stadium was filled with unnumbered fans.

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