American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not anticipated: We experienced some unanticipated problems.
- adj. Usage Problem Not having been expected; unexpected: unanticipated guests. See Usage Note at anticipate.
- adj. Not anticipated.
- adj. not anticipated
- un- + anticipated. (Wiktionary)
“Allen said cleanup efforts are being hampered by what he described as the unanticipated dispersal of the oil slick on the surface of the gulf into hundreds or thousands of smaller spills.”
“Personnel officials have blamed USAJobs' poor performance on what they call an unanticipated spike in traffic to the site.”
“The information becomes usable in unanticipated ways when the structure is reusable.”
“Because of this imbalance, critical decision making can be hidden from many participants, their code contributions can interact in unanticipated ways, and the community loses awareness of who knows what.”
“Chemical pollution: To me, the most serious pollution issue is from the long term unanticipated side effects of biochemicals we create and dump into the environment.”
“Call it the law of unintended -- or perhaps it's "unanticipated" -- consequences.”
“Review old credit card and checking account statements to jog your memory, and try to recall unanticipated expenses.”
“It also strictly regulates how the state can spend "unanticipated" revenues.”
“Just as important, they permit contractors a fair profit while agreeing to waive their right to make any future change orders during construction for "unanticipated" problems.”
“After winning the contract with a "low bid," they are effectively counting on making numerous change order claims during construction for "unanticipated" problems.”
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