un·​set | \ ˌən-ˈset How to pronounce unset (audio) \

Definition of unset

: not set: such as
a : not fixed in a setting : unmounted unset diamonds
b : not firmed or solidified unset concrete

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Recent Examples on the Web An unset field adds uncertainty to the race, as do the strengths of some of her opponents, most notably Jacobs. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego Council President Georgette Gómez kicks off congressional campaign," 14 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unset

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unset. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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