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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Then, shortly before Mr. Trump’s postelection press conference, Mr. Sessions took the first of two unscheduled calls from White House chief of staff John Kelly. Judith Miller, WSJ, "Jeff Sessions’s Exit Interview," 8 Nov. 2018 In some cases, NJ Transit logs an unscheduled absence when an engineer has mandatory training or medical testing, Mr. Brown said. Paul Berger, WSJ, "NJ Transit Engineers Called in Sick More Near Weekends, Data Shows," 2 Sep. 2018 Most notably, the agency seized more than a thousand sales and marketing documents from popular e-cig maker Juul Labs during an unscheduled inspection a few weeks ago. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "E-cig co. put Viagra, Cialis in vape liquids—the FDA is throbbing mad," 12 Oct. 2018 The Central Bank of Argentina lifted its Leliq policy rate to 45% from 40% at an unscheduled meeting as the nation’s currency came under pressure. Anthony Harrup, WSJ, "Argentina’s Central Bank Raises Policy Rate to 45% Amid Emerging-Market Turmoil," 13 Aug. 2018 And of course, Musk himself couldn’t resist the urge to make an unscheduled appearance. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "WARR Hyperloop pod hits 284 mph to win SpaceX competition," 23 July 2018 An intoxicated passenger who forced a Jet2 flight to make an unscheduled landing in Toulouse, France, has been banned for life from the airline. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "'Verbally abusive' Jet2 passenger banned for life from airline," 10 June 2018 But plenty of others see all those unscheduled days as freedom from reading. Nicole Lamy, New York Times, "Got a Reluctant Reader at Home?," 5 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of unscheduled

1889, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unscheduled

: not planned for a certain time : not scheduled

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