un·​pro·​grammed | \ ˌən-ˈprō-ˌgramd How to pronounce unprogrammed (audio) \

Definition of unprogrammed

: not provided with a program : not programmed an unprogrammed meeting an unprogrammed device

Examples of unprogrammed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amazon made its Alexa Answer program available to the general public this week after several months of beta testing, opening up its artificial intelligence assistant to crowdsourced recommendations for unprogrammed questions. Washington Post, "Amazon starts crowdsourcing Alexa responses from the public. What could possibly go wrong?," 13 Sep. 2019 Zarif met with Macron and French, German and British diplomats as well at an unprogrammed gathering in Biarritz’ city hall. Washington Post, "The Latest: French, US officials talk tech tax at dinner," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unprogrammed

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Unprogrammed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unprogrammed. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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