un·sched·uled | \ ˌən-ˈske-(ˌ)jüld , -jəld , Canadian also -ˈshe- , British usually -ˈshe-(ˌ)dyüld \

Definition of unscheduled 

: not appointed, assigned, or designated for a fixed time : not scheduled made an unscheduled stop unscheduled visits

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This was the plant’s third unscheduled shutdown since December 2016. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Nuclear power plant near Tri-Cities is back online," 25 May 2018 Wentz met with reporters before practice for an unscheduled news conference. Jeff Mclane, Philly.com, "Eagles practice observations: Carson Wentz is back (sort of); the first depth chart; Jay Ajayi shines," 22 May 2018 Every important thing that's ever happened to me with my children has been on unscheduled time. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "Things My Father Taught Me: An Interview with Joe and Hunter Biden," 18 May 2016 Ashleigh is in the remake of 1980s movie Valley Girl, but the film is currently unscheduled. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, "Where to Watch the "Riverdale" Cast Before Season 3," 25 June 2018 But there are not many unscheduled moments, Harper admits. Philly.com, "Remember this name: Tamir Harper, a kid from Southwest Philly, is going places.," 15 June 2018 Call it deep spring cleaning, or maybe an unscheduled facelift: After winter mudslides swept through Montecito and the nearby Four Seasons in Santa Barbara, the latter closed for nearly five months for restoration and repairs. Jeanne Cooper, SFChronicle.com, "Suite Spot: Four Seasons emerges refreshed after Santa Barbara fires," 11 June 2018 This unscheduled deployment was followed by one of the strangest police chases ever. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Police follow as guardsman takes personnel carrier on unscheduled deployment [Updated]," 6 June 2018 Kevin Kauling, Neuqua Valley’s best player, made an unscheduled return for Saturday’s state semifinals in Hoffman Estates. Jeremy Grove, the Wildcats’ best player statistically, doesn’t plan on playing volleyball at Miami of Ohio next season. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, "Pause for a second: Kevin Kauling returns and Jeremy Grove stars as Neuqua Valley places second in state," 5 June 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unscheduled was in 1889

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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