un·​shad·​ed ˌən-ˈshā-dəd How to pronounce unshaded (audio)
: not shaded: such as
: not sheltered from light or heat
an unshaded open field
: not covered with a shade
unshaded light bulbs

Examples of unshaded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, by the mid-1980s and 1990s, unshaded monocultures emerged, which operate like many modern agricultural enterprises: intensively managed with plenty of synthetic fertilizers and herbicides. Lesley Evans Ogden, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Jan. 2024 The guest-only pool area is decked out with a hot tub, shaded or unshaded lounge chairs and private cabanas complete with swinging daybeds and crystal chandeliers. Tamara Gane, Chron, 5 May 2023 The surveillance video, which was obtained by The Post through a public records request, shows Place entering Cappella’s unshaded internal courtyard shortly after 2 p.m. on June 14, strolling to a love seat and sitting down. Steven Rich, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2023 Shaded surfaces, for example, may be 20 to 45 degrees cooler than the peak temperatures of unshaded materials, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 20 July 2023 Applying pen to paper, the mathematicians constructed the concept of cellular automata, dynamical entities made up of shaded or unshaded cells skipping across a two-dimensional grid. Shi En Kim, Scientific American, 6 Apr. 2023 The largely unshaded route is flanked by a fringe of flowering shrubs, yucca and a colorful understory of classic high-desert wildflowers including delicate sego lilies, purple Goodding’s verbena, milkvetch, blackfoot daisies and flame-red paintbrush. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 9 May 2022 Prospective trees like birches or pin cherries might be at their natural elevation, but as journalist and researcher Tim De Chant pointed out on his blog Per Square Mile, extremes of heat and cold are magnified when a tree lives on the unshaded portion of a tall building. Audrey Wachs, Curbed, 22 Feb. 2021 One of the most promising solutions is planting trees— particularly, urban forests, like the Miyawaki mini forests, aimed at restoring biodiversity and fighting the climate crisis, as shaded surfaces can be 20 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the peak temperatures of unshaded areas. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 30 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unshaded was in 1638

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“Unshaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unshaded. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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