unsolved

adjective
un·​solved | \ ˌən-ˈsälvd How to pronounce unsolved (audio) , -ˈsȯlvd \

Definition of unsolved

: not explained, corrected, or dealt with : not solved an unsolved problem unsolved math equations

Examples of unsolved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The discoveries have prompted speculation about long-unsolved missing person and murder cases dating back decades - to organized crime and the early days of Las Vegas, which is just a 30-minute drive from the lake. CBS News, 10 Aug. 2022 This new project is a true-crime drama about the still-unsolved 1996 murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 June 2022 How to cater to this very large group of people isn’t some kind of long-unsolved mystery. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 27 Apr. 2022 The gangs have tightened their grip amid a security and political vacuum that was worsened by the still-unsolved assassination in July of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, which has left the country’s interim government weak and divided. Washington Post, 3 Jan. 2022 Yuma’s border sector remains an unsolved issue for the Biden administration as border patrol agents have already stopped migrants more than 160,000 times from January through June in the sector this year. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 29 July 2022 The case of Andrea Cincotta, a librarian and single mother who was found dead in her Arlington apartment, remained an unsolved mystery for nearly 24 years. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, 27 July 2022 The new turmoil could also highlight another unsolved issue: how to safely dispose of something that is the size of a football field and weighs close to a million pounds. New York Times, 26 July 2022 The discoveries have prompted speculation about long-unsolved missing person and murder cases dating back decades — to organized crime and the early days of Las Vegas, which is just a 30-minute drive from the lake. Ken Ritter, ajc, 26 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unsolved

1665, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsolved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsolved. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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