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

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Recent Examples on the Web There are gorgeous performances going unsung in this completely unranked and unordered list. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 13 July 2021 The White House structured that federal pool so those unordered doses could then go to states like Maryland or Massachusetts that are still ordering their full allotment where demand has not dropped. Kaitlan Collins, CNN, 10 May 2021 President Biden has said states that don’t claim their full allotment from the federal government will see unordered doses redirected elsewhere – something Oregon doesn’t plan to let happen. oregonlive, 5 May 2021 The chaotic domain deals with an unordered environment. Sergej Derzap, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 In an Amazon seller forum in June, there was a brief discussion of some receiving unordered packages. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2020 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, 28 Oct. 2015 See More

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First Known Use of unordered

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unordered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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