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 Some people aren’t required to wear masks under the order, like children under the age of 2 and any unsupervised child under 12 years old. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s a breakdown of what’s required under Anchorage’s emergency order on wearing face masks," 28 June 2020 With unsupervised visits, parents have to organize virtual calls on their own. Jessica Klein, The Atlantic, "Virtual Parental Visitation Could Have Unintended Consequences for Abuse Survivors," 23 June 2020 Sanders was charged with murder, pleaded down to manslaughter and was ultimately sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation. Ryan Prior, CNN, "My friend chose an assisted death in Switzerland. Her dying wish was to tell you why," 7 June 2020 Most young children who drown in pools had only been left unsupervised for minutes or less, according to a CPSC study. Ryan Prior, CNN, "Keep an eye on your toddlers splashing in the pool. Drowning is the leading accidental cause of death for kids 1 to 4," 8 June 2020 Ashlee Brown was fined $300 after Monday’s guilty plea and will be on unsupervised probation for nearly a year. San Diego Union-Tribune, "North Dakota woman pleads guilty to trespass for zoo selfie," 24 Sep. 2019 Why, despite all the seemingly obvious signs that Jackson's fascination with young boys may have had a sinister side, did family after family offer the singer practically unfettered access to unsupervised time with their children? Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "How Did Michael Jackson Hide Alleged Abuse in 'Leaving Neverland' From the Boys' Moms? Experts Explain," 6 Mar. 2019 Unschooled, unsupervised, the two eldest children, aged 10 and 9, gather seaweed for the younger ones to eat. Mary Beth Keane, New York Times, "With Mothers and Daughters, It’s Always Complicated," 30 Apr. 2020 Welfare check: Battles Road Officers checked on a 4-year-old child who was seen outside and near the roadway and unsupervised at 4 p.m. March 15. cleveland, "Woman, 79, scammed out of money after receiving hacked email: Gates Mills Police Blotter," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of unsupervised

1899, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jul 2020

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“Unsupervised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsupervised. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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

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