un·​spe·​cif·​ic | \ ˌən-spi-ˈsi-fik How to pronounce unspecific (audio) \

Definition of unspecific

: not free from ambiguity : not specific an unspecific word unspecific instructions

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The last test, on July 31, ended prematurely with Vandenberg personnel sending a self-destruct command due to some unspecific anomaly spotted during the flight. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Kazakhstan picks SpaceX, SLS cost savings, Minuteman test," 9 Nov. 2018 Facebook has been testing the new ad transparency features for an unspecific amount of time in Canada, said Rob Leathern, a Facebook director of product management on the advertisement team. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "These Are Facebook's Latest Plans to Make Online Ads 'More Transparent'," 28 June 2018 The moralized vague, the unspecific, has the advantage of being incontestable. Michael Upchurch, chicagotribune.com, "Edmund White: Alive, kicking and still as engaging as ever," 26 June 2018 Extra bases Outfield prospect Mickey Moniak recently missed seven games at high-A Clearwater with an unspecific ailment. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "Phillies GM Matt Klentak not ruling out pursuit of 'rent-a-players' on trade market," 19 June 2018 Prosperie is seeking judgment against the defendants and an unspecific amount in damagest. NBC News, "'Fox & Friends' co-host faces lawsuit from man he hit with ax," 14 June 2018 Reiser believes suPAR is an ancient and unspecific way for the immune system to send urgent signals to the major organ systems when an organism faces a severe challenge from disease or the environment. Stephen S. Hall, Science | AAAS, "What's your risk of kidney disease, heart attack, or diabetes? A single molecule can tell," 19 Apr. 2018 Young, who started nine games at free safety as a freshman, was suspended for spring practice for unspecific reasons, per Sumlin. Michael Lev, azcentral, "Arizona Wildcats spring-game rewind: What we learned about Khalil Tate, others," 16 Apr. 2018 Efforts to reach the utility via phone and social media have gotten unspecific responses. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "Thousands of Baltimore-area residents remain without power as a new storm approaches," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unspecific

1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unspecific was in 1807

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