Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking order, unity, or a system; disorganized.
  • adj. Having no organic qualities; inorganic.
  • adj. Not represented by a labor union.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not having been organized
  • adj. Not yet organized
  • adj. Not having been organized on a normal basis
  • adj. Having been organized only superficially or irregularly
  • adj. Lacking a normal system of government.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not organized; being without organic structure; specifically (Biol.), not having the different tissues and organs characteristic of living organisms, nor the power of growth and development. See the Note under ferment, n., 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not organized; inorganized; inorganic: as, metals are unorganized bodies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not having or belonging to a structured whole
  • adj. not affiliated in a trade union

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In most cases it is characterized by an unorganized or fast heart rhythm, says co-author Teresa Tsang of the University of British Columbia Vancouver.

    Irregular heartbeat linked to death in women

  • At the moment, more than 95 percent of this huge market is in the hands of what is known as unorganized retail, the "kirana" or mom-and-pop stores that are the lifeblood of every Indian town and city.

    India turns to Wal-Mart as food prices rise

  • Folks born under this sign are sometimes described as unorganized or even sloppy, and more focused on the big picture than on little details.

    Billionaire Horoscopes

  • I get a muffled laugh out of calling the unorganized areas "uncivilized," and the clean areas "civilization."

    Your Home: A Jungle or Paradise

  • Murderers Anonymous, Pop had said some of their boys called their unorganized organization.

    The Night of the Long Knives

  • There are 11.2 million acres of industrial forestland in Maine, the so-called unorganized territory.

    Kennebec Journal News

  • IG report finds sensitive Adult Protective Services records "unorganized" and "lying on unattended desks, in open boxes, and in carts waiting to filed" (Examiner)

    DeMorning DeBonis: June 18, 2010

  • Right now radar kind of unorganized with rain in through Chicago.

    CNN Transcript Jun 8, 2009

  • The rest are employed in the "unorganized" sector, which can include shopkeepers, cab drivers, and agricultural laborers.

    India's Big Firms Poised to Cut Jobs

  • Their problem was the petard they'd lied into being and urged upon the world as being the fact: that all males, 16 to 45, without exception, were automagically members of the "unorganized" "militia".

    Balkinization

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