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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The idea that Democrats should unilaterally abdicate their constitutional obligations in pursuit of some kind of totally unspecified immigration deal is totally ridiculous. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Trump’s bizarre post-election press conference, explained," 7 Nov. 2018 Adora tells her, trying to feed her some unspecified medicine. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The 10 Biggest Moments From 'Sharp Objects' Episode 7," 20 Aug. 2018 World Business Chicago, the quasi-governmental agency that is funded in part by taxpayer money, paid the way for Emanuel and an unspecified number of other government and non-profit officials. Bill Ruthhart, chicagotribune.com, "Who is in Asia with Emanuel? Campaign donors, lobbyists, developers, business heavyweights," 13 July 2018 One of those neighbors made his way into the 79-year-old’s home and found her body face down just inside her front entryway with a kitchen knife still buried in her back and an unspecified number of stab wounds, the Houston Chronicle reported. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Ex-con was on cocaine, PCP when ‘voices’ told him to kill his 79-year-old mom, Texas cops say," 12 July 2018 UniKey and Voxx Automotive have already been collaborating on a contract for a keyless entry system for an unspecified electronic vehicle model. Marco Santana, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando tech firms UniKey, Voxx team up to push toward keyless, fobless car-door entry," 12 July 2018 The lawsuit in Milford Superior Court seeks an unspecified amount in damages. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "Spectator Sues Bristol Blues Over Injury From Broken Bat," 14 July 2018 The lawsuit filed Tuesday asks a federal court to declare the groups' First Amendment rights were violated and seeks an unspecified amount of money. CBS News, "Conservative groups sue university for moving Ben Shapiro speech," 3 July 2018 Landis is acting as a government whistleblower in the case and would be entitled to an unspecified amount if the request is granted. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, "U.S. government seeks more payback in Lance Armstrong case," 3 July 2018

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1624, in the meaning defined above

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

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: not mentioned or named She resigned for unspecified reasons.

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