unprogrammed

adjective
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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unprogrammed.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of unprogrammed

1860, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unprogrammed

Time Traveler for unprogrammed

Time Traveler

The first known use of unprogrammed was in 1860

See more words from the same year

Statistics for unprogrammed

Cite this Entry

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

Comments on unprogrammed

What made you want to look up unprogrammed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!