un·​re·​solved | \ ˌən-ri-ˈzälvd How to pronounce unresolved (audio) , -ˈzȯlvd also -ˈzävd or -ˈzȯvd \

Definition of unresolved

: not settled, solved, or brought to resolution : not resolved an unresolved issue a question that was left unresolved

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Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, other issues with unemployment benefits in Arizona remain unresolved. Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona DES says unemployment benefits will be restored to thousands of legitimate claimants," 31 July 2020 That’s the most obvious and unresolved or unreleased news. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "What new SEC schedule means for Alabama, questions that remain," 30 July 2020 Although the Supreme Court shut down a challenge last week, Friedman said attorneys are pursuing other options, including unresolved issues related to the lethal injection protocol. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "Re-opening federal death chamber: Victim opposition, pandemic threaten first execution in 17 years," 9 July 2020 With four months until the presidential election, the litany of unresolved issues could block some voters from casting ballots and lead many citizens to distrust the outcome of one of the most pivotal races of their lifetimes. Anchorage Daily News, "Election experts warn of November disaster," 11 July 2020 The nation is under siege by unresolved questions, from the Civil War to its debatable claim of exceptionalism and now the bluster of the Trump administration. Alfredo Corchado, Washington Post, "What’s gone wrong in America? An outsider explains.," 3 July 2020 Also unresolved is the IBCW’s push for a fix to the deflection problem, where the fence can obstruct the path of the river during a flood event, in violation of the international treaty. Jeremy Schwartz, ProPublica, "He Built a Privately Funded Border Wall. It’s Already at Risk of Falling Down if Not Fixed.," 2 July 2020 Also unresolved is whether the four will be tried together or separately. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Derek Chauvin, three other ex-Minneapolis Police officers charged in George Floyd death expected in court Monday," 29 June 2020 According to a 2014 report by The Republic, the four-month-long trial was the state's longest unresolved capital murder case at the time. Lauren Castle, The Arizona Republic, "Man convicted of killing Glendale police officer no longer faces death penalty," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of unresolved

1565, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unresolved was in 1565

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6 Aug 2020

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“Unresolved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unresolved. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unresolved

: still needing an answer, a solution, or an ending


un·​re·​solved | \ -ri-ˈzälvd, -ˈzȯlvd How to pronounce unresolved (audio) \

Medical Definition of unresolved

: not resolved : not having undergone resolution unresolved pneumonia

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