un·​spec·​i·​fied | \ ˌən-ˈspe-sə-ˌfīd How to pronounce unspecified (audio) \

Definition of unspecified

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

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unspecifiable \ ˌən-​ˌspe-​sə-​ˈfī-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce unspecifiable (audio) \ adjective
unspecifiable sources

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Recent Examples on the Web The girl was then given an unspecified dose of hydroxychloroquine — an arthritis and lupus drug some, including President Donald J. Trump, have touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Frank Gluck, USA TODAY, "Florida teen treated with hydroxychloroquine at home before dying of COVID-19, report says," 8 July 2020 The limit would rise to 60 percent, with a 250-person cap, at some unspecified later part of Phase 3, assuming the numbers on COVID-19 cases improve. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston hotels make a push to bring back indoor gatherings in Phase 3," 6 July 2020 Officers learned it had been towed by Cleveland Heights police from an unspecified location. cleveland, "Gutter worker arrested after threatening resident with gun: Richmond Heights Police Blotter," 5 July 2020 That means state and local health officials will monitor them and send additional unspecified resources to try to stop spread of the disease, the health authority said in a statement. oregonlive, "Oregon records second day of 300-plus coronavirus cases," 3 July 2020 An unspecified number of the officers were suspended during the investigation, and one resigned this week. Time, "Colorado Police Officers Seen Reenacting Elijah McClain Chokehold in Newly Released Photos Are Fired," 3 July 2020 Smith’s lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeks unspecified monetary damages. Russ Bynum, Anchorage Daily News, "Police in Georgia sued for taking down wrong man," 1 July 2020 The suit seeks unspecified actual damages, punitive damages and legal fees. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Giants great Orlando Cepeda denies having dementia, sues daughter-in-law for fraud," 26 June 2020 Additionally, Johnson, who is being represented by Pittsburgh attorney Sam Cordes, is seeking compensation from the paper for any diminished career advancement as a result of the controversy and unspecified punitive damages. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Pittsburgh reporter barred from covering George Floyd protests sues own paper," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of unspecified

1624, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unspecified was in 1624

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10 Jul 2020

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“Unspecified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspecified. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unspecified

: not named or mentioned : not specified


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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