un·​or·​dered | \ ˌən-ˈȯr-dərd How to pronounce unordered (audio) \

Definition of unordered

: not ordered: such as
a : not arranged in order a list of unordered numbers
b : not characterized by order A hitch in the U.S. Army … had unfitted him for the cold, unordered life of a civilian.— John Steinbeck
c : not requested by an order an unordered glass of wine

Examples of unordered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The unordered ranking, which instead lists teenagers from youngest to oldest, selected the teens based on global impact through social media as well as the ability to drive news. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "These Are the 30 Most Influential Teenagers of 2015," 28 Oct. 2015

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First Known Use of unordered

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unordered.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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