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 There were at least five unsolved killings of girls, each an open wound for families seeking resolution. New York Times, 13 June 2021 House Bill 2625, signed by the governor in May of that year, directed Oregon State Police to study how to combat the unsolved killings and disappearances of Native Americans. Brian Bull, oregonlive, 5 May 2021 The city became infamous more than two decades ago for the unsolved killings of hundreds of young women, many of them poor factory workers. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2021 That set off a nationwide effort by officials to confirm that Little was responsible for the unsolved killings, which led to his indictment in old cases. NBC News, 31 Dec. 2020 The unit aims to investigate thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Native Americans. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 27 May 2021 Meanwhile many workers continue to feel hesitant about returning to in-person work, and the childcare riddle is still unsolved in many areas where schools and day cares aren't yet operating at full capacity. Anneken Tappe, CNN, 24 May 2021 A quarter of the killings across the county last year are unsolved, but that doesn’t mean investigators don’t have a suspect. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2021 Melissa’s photo was featured on the first bottle of wine to be launched, which will help raise money to help solve unsolved crime cases. Andrea Cavallier, NBC News, 2 May 2021

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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 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unsolved

: not yet solved : never solved

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