unsorted

adjective

un·​sort·​ed ˌən-ˈsȯr-təd How to pronounce unsorted (audio)
: not sorted
unsorted mail

Examples of unsorted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Paper ballots from vote centers countywide were mixed up and stored off-site, unsorted, in thousands of boxes, while recounting scans of ballots required monitors and tech workers. The Editorial Board, Orange County Register, 1 May 2024 The warehouse outlet sold unsorted items by the pound. Nick Rosenberger, Idaho Statesman, 2 Apr. 2024 The British Library data—an apparently unsorted dump of employees’ passport scans and other personal information—were put up for sale for twenty bitcoins, some eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 19 Dec. 2023 Some of the Moroccans have so many crates that the beds needed to be stashed away and their piles of merchandise — an unsorted mix of meteorites and ordinary desert rocks — spill out onto the sidewalks outside the motel-style units. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, 30 May 2014 Technological improvements have led to simple quantum computers that could, if scaled up, do certain things better than today’s computers, such as searching through unsorted lists and factoring big numbers. Devin Powell, Discover Magazine, 31 May 2016 Remember those viral TikToks over the summer capturing never-ending lines at the airport, flight delays and cancellations, and rooms full of unsorted luggage? Diana Tsui, ELLE, 23 Nov. 2022 The unsorted material created an environmental hazard that spewed toxins into the air and soil, the state said. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 27 May 2022 Following the endorsement from Stonecrest’s mayor and former city manager, the EPD approved Metro Green’s application for a solid waste handling permit, which allows facilities to take in unsorted construction debris for processing and recycling. Zachary Hansen, ajc, 15 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsorted was in 1533

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“Unsorted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsorted. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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