un·​sort·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈsȯr-təd How to pronounce unsorted (audio) \

Definition of unsorted

: not sorted unsorted mail

Examples of unsorted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Relevant files in the city archives of Berlin were missing, unsorted, or sealed. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 19 July 2021 The tours seemed less accessories for motorists than rambling day trips through the unsorted mind of the republic. Scott Borchert, The Atlantic, 22 June 2021 Postal workers in Michigan and Iowa described seeing entire pallets of boxes go unsorted and sit outdoors in the rain or summer heat. Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2020 In Philadelphia, where more than 235 postal workers have tested positive, local media outlets reported unsorted mail piling up in postal facilities and carriers unable to complete routes even after working extra hours. Maryam Jameel, ProPublica, 18 Sep. 2020 Faulkner concentrated on reading and writing during work hours, often sitting on sacks of unsorted mail. David Beard, National Geographic, 20 Aug. 2020 Meanwhile, the unsorted mail piles up and postal officials investigate how letters addressed to Tim Walz at P.O. Box 4337 ended up P.O. Box 4515 with the Lewis campaign. Jennifer Brooks, Star Tribune, 19 Aug. 2020 See More

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1533, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsorted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsorted. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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