un·​sched·​uled ˌən-ˈske-(ˌ)jüld How to pronounce unscheduled (audio)
 Canadian also  -ˈshe-,
 British usually  -ˈshe-(ˌ)dyüld
: 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 What’s complicated matters this winter is there have been some unscheduled refinery outages. Matt Egan, CNN, 16 Feb. 2024 That said, with most school systems probably closing, OPM should give workers the flexibility to take an unscheduled day of leave or to telework (for those who don’t already have that option). Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2024 The ordinances generally have the same language, giving administrative fines to companies that make unscheduled stops and drop off more than 10 people in the village’s boundaries. Richard Requena, Chicago Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024 The person chosen will ultimately have the power to conduct unscheduled site visits, review agency records and investigate complaints coming from the roughly 10,000 people behind bars. Jaden Edison, Hartford Courant, 13 Jan. 2024 San Diego returned to the ice Wednesday night following an unscheduled break and pulled off one of the most impressive victories of the year, topping Coachella Valley 4-2 in front of 5,071 fans. Ryan Finley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Jan. 2024 During the shutdown that began in late 2018, unscheduled absences at two Federal Aviation Administration facilities led to travel disruptions at New York's LaGuardia airport and other major airports in Atlanta, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Melissa Quinn, Kathryn Watson, Caitlin Yilek, CBS News, 22 Sep. 2023 The deal also stipulates that no driver will be required to work an unscheduled sixth day in a week, which drivers had at times been forced to do under the existing contract to keep up with Saturday demand. Noam Scheiber, New York Times, 25 July 2023 Less welcome news, perhaps, is a pair of previously unscheduled visits — to Boise State and Wyoming, two of the more distant Mountain West outposts. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unscheduled was in 1889

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“Unscheduled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unscheduled. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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