un·​pro·​grammed ˌən-ˈprō-ˌgramd How to pronounce unprogrammed (audio)
: not provided with a program : not programmed
an unprogrammed meeting
an unprogrammed device

Examples of unprogrammed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At an unprogrammed Quaker meeting, anyone may speak from anywhere in the room. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Jan. 2020 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, 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, 26 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unprogrammed was in 1860

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“Unprogrammed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unprogrammed. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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