un·​su·​per·​vised | \ ˌən-ˈsü-pər-ˌvīzd How to pronounce unsupervised (audio) \

Definition of unsupervised

: not watched or overseen by someone in authority : not supervised unsupervised teenagers an unsupervised visit

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Recent Examples on the Web Not everyone is predisposed to the black fungus disease, but unchecked and unsupervised use of steroid therapies can often make matters worse even for non-risk patients. Manavi Kapur, Quartz, 14 May 2021 For a year and a half, Franchetti had been trying to warn a Long Island court that Rumsey was unstable and violent and should not be allowed unsupervised time with their daughter. NBC News, 13 May 2021 In 2014, Lakewood closed Kauffman Park when Lakeland Avenue residents complained about unsupervised kids using foul language while playing late into the night. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 21 Apr. 2021 Court records show he was released into unsupervised probation in June 2020. Tim Lockette The Anniston Star, al, 25 May 2021 But the basketball side feels like its been running on autopilot, unsupervised. John Canzano, oregonlive, 21 May 2021 Officers arrived and found two unsupervised toddlers on the porch of the apartment and an infant inside the home, according to police. Amaris Encinas, The Arizona Republic, 18 May 2021 While Entheon advises against an unsupervised intake of psychedelics, the kit could become a temporary solution for people stuck between decriminalization and lack of regulation. Natan Ponieman, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 He was also ordered not to have any unsupervised contact with any minors. Tracy Neal, Arkansas Online, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unsupervised

1899, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2021

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“Unsupervised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsupervised. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unsupervised

: not watched and directed by someone who has authority : not supervised

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