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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So far, only Utah has passed a free-range parenting law, which protects the right of parents to let their kids go for periods of time unsupervised. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About the Free-Range Parenting Method," 14 Mar. 2019 One big caveat for free-range parents, though, is that states have widely different laws and statutes about the ages kids have to be before they're allowed to be unsupervised, at home or in a car. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Five Types of Parenting Styles, Explained — And How They Affect Kids, According to Experts," 1 Apr. 2019 In both cases, the school allegedly noted that the victim and another boy, both 8 years old, were alone and unsupervised for 15 minutes but did not tell the parents, according to the lawsuit. Gustavo Solis, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Principal: Student accused of sexual assault no longer at school," 2 Apr. 2018 For starters, Kevin can have Google Home check his calendar, order him new aftershave (no more unsupervised trips to the supermarket), and set reminders to clean the house. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "This Is What 'Home Alone' Would Be Like If Kevin McCallister Had A Google Home," 19 Dec. 2018 In the first book, 12-year-old Artemis is living mostly unsupervised in the Fowl home. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "First trailer for Artemis Fowl might make you believe in fairies," 27 Nov. 2018 These include transfer learning, where knowledge in one domain is applied to another, and unsupervised learning, where systems learn without human direction. James Vincent, The Verge, "This is when AI’s top researchers think artificial general intelligence will be achieved," 27 Nov. 2018 The actress will reportedly plead guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and has been sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation, according to TMZ. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Shailene Woodley Reportedly Strikes Plea Deal in Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Arrest," 25 Mar. 2017 And even though the film shows children running around unsupervised, managers typically will not tolerate free-range kids and quickly call in the state Department of Children and Families. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Florida Project' film portrays life in Kissimmee hotels," 15 Oct. 2017

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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

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