un·​spec·​i·​fied | \ ˌən-ˈspe-sə-ˌfīd \

Definition of unspecified

: not named or stated explicitly : not specified an unspecified location

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unspecifiable \ ˌən-​ˌspe-​sə-​ˈfī-​ə-​bəl \ adjective
unspecifiable sources

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An unspecified number of quarters that had been inside the machine were stolen. latimes.com, "Crime Report: Burglary victim believes thief accessed home by using garage door remote control," 11 July 2018 The lawsuit involves an unspecified number of workers. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Celebrity chef Michael Mina’s SF restaurant group latest to be sued over labor law violations," 15 June 2018 After the shooting, the agency deployed its tactical unit to the area and arrested an unspecified number of people. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, "Border Patrol agent shot near Arivaca in 'good spirits'; little known about shooter," 13 June 2018 The death toll stood at 62 on Monday but was expected to rise, as authorities were unable to account for an unspecified number of people. Ciara Nugent, Time, "At Least 62 People Have Died in Guatemala's Fuego Volcano Eruption. Here's What to Know," 4 June 2018 Two Argentine citizens and an unspecified number of Mexicans were among the dead, the Argentine and Mexican governments said. Author: Sarah Marsh, Nelson Acosta, Anchorage Daily News, "Passenger plane crashes in Cuba, killing more than 100 people," 19 May 2018 The Max Thunder exercise involves about 100 warplanes, including eight F-22 radar-evading fighters and an unspecified number of B-52 bombers and F-15K jets, according to the South's main Yonhap News Agency. The Washington Post, cleveland.com, "North Korea threatens to cancel summit with Trump over military drills," 15 May 2018 The Syrian Arab News Agency said Syrian forces shot down eight missiles, and the attack resulted in an unspecified number of casualties. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Missiles Strike Syrian Air Base, U.S. Denies Involvement," 8 Apr. 2018 An unspecified number of trucks will begin carrying cargo bound for Google’s data centers. Pete Bigelow, Car and Driver, "Waymo’s Self-Driving Trucks Will Hit the Road in Atlanta," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unspecified

1624, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unspecified

: not named or mentioned : not specified


un·​spec·​i·​fied | \ ˌən-ˈspe-sə-ˌfīd\

Kids Definition of unspecified

: not mentioned or named She resigned for unspecified reasons.

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to deny responsibility for

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