un·​struc·​tured | \ ˌən-ˈstrək-chərd How to pronounce unstructured (audio) \

Definition of unstructured

: lacking structure or organization: such as
a : not formally organized in a set or conventional pattern an unstructured question feel insecure in an unstructured situation
b : not having a system or hierarchy typical of an organized society

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Examples of unstructured in a Sentence

Unstructured play time is important for children. Her life is very unstructured.
Recent Examples on the Web Some 80% of patient data in electronic medical records is unstructured, including transcribed reports and doctor’s notes, Dr. Anantraman said. Isabelle Bousquette, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2022 Over 80% of data today is unstructured meaning it’s in the form of images, documents, sensor data, emails, geospatial data and more. Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Data lakes, for instance, can house virtually unlimited amounts of unstructured data. Edward Walsh, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Startup culture can be high-pressured, unstructured, and quick to pivot. Jennifer Mizgata, Fortune, 31 Mar. 2022 Mendel, a startup that uses AI to read unstructured medical data, raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Oak HC/FT. Casey Ross And Katie Palmer, STAT, 29 Apr. 2022 Lively looked radiant and ready for spring in a three-piece pastel getup, showing off her toned abs in a crop top paired with a midi-length pencil skirt and unstructured blazer draped over her shoulders. Olivia Jakiel, PEOPLE.com, 16 Feb. 2022 Entity resolution across massive public and unstructured data will soon be a part of every risk management organization. Gary Shiffman, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Over 80% of the data in business is in unstructured formats like text, images, audio and video. Prashanth Southekal, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unstructured

1936, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2022

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“Unstructured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstructured. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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un·​struc·​tured | \ ˌən-ˈstrək-chərd How to pronounce unstructured (audio) \

Medical Definition of unstructured

: lacking structure : not formally organized unstructured psychological tests


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