un·​sched·​uled | \ ˌən-ˈske-(ˌ)jüld How to pronounce unscheduled (audio) , -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

Examples of unscheduled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Speeding is so out of hand in Minnesota that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Monday launched an unscheduled enforcement campaign aimed at getting motorists to lay off the gas pedal. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Minnesota State Patrol launches surprise enforcement campaign to catch speeders," 8 Feb. 2021 Ten months after the last performance of the season, an awards ceremony remains unscheduled. New York Times, "‘Moulin Rouge!’ Was Their Ticket. Then 2020 Happened.," 21 Jan. 2021 Memphis departed for a back-to-back Tuesday at Indiana on a seven-game winning streak that was NBA’s longest — even as it was interrupted by an unscheduled 12-day layoff due to COVID-19 protocols. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "After suffering back-to-back routs, Spurs glad to see Memphis leave town," 2 Feb. 2021 Like any coach, Pastner fretted over how his team would respond to an unscheduled break in the middle of the season. Paul Newberry, Star Tribune, "Ga Tech routs No. 20 Clemson 83-65; 3 players score 20," 20 Jan. 2021 The governor, along with some of the state’s top doctors, held an unscheduled news conference Monday to discuss the overwhelming pressure being placed on hospitals. NBC News, "As Ohio Covid hospitalizations surge, officials fear Thanksgiving will push it over the edge," 24 Nov. 2020 Days later, representatives from China's central bank and financial regulatory agencies summoned Ma, Ant's executive chairman Eric Jing and chief executive Simon Hu to Beijing for a rare, unscheduled meeting. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, "Jack Ma’s stalled IPO is about more than Beijing saving face," 12 Nov. 2020 Retaining talent is also harder in a remote environment, practitioners say, as the absence of water-cooler conversations and other unscheduled interactions can make people feel disconnected and potentially open to looking for other jobs. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Without In-Person Interactions, Companies Find Virtual Ways to Integrate After M&A," 13 Dec. 2020 There were 94 container ship calls in October, 18 of which were unscheduled vessels making up for cancellations earlier in the year. Alexandre Tanzi, Bloomberg.com, "Port of Long Beach Processes Another Record Number of Containers," 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unscheduled

1889, in the meaning defined above

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22 Feb 2021

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“Unscheduled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unscheduled. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unscheduled

: not planned for a certain time : not scheduled

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