Definitions

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

  • adj. Not intended; unintentional.
  • adj. Having no particular purpose, organization, or structure; random.
  • adj. Not thought out or prepared in advance; spontaneous: an unplanned adventure; an unplanned picnic.

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  • adj. unintentional; not intended
  • adj. spontaneous and not thought through in advance
  • adj. not having any structure or organization

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

  • adj. not done with purpose or intent
  • adj. without apparent forethought or prompting or planning

Etymologies

un- +‎ planned (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In 2008 Texas will lead the nation in unplanned pregnancies and have the nations highest infant mortality rate.

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  • "It is short-term unplanned sickness and people who used that regularly as a means to have time away from work," said Ms Heatly.

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  • An attack Israeli police are now describing as unplanned and spontaneous.

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  • While documented in requirements, the counter examples can be classified as unplanned errors.

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  • If the idea of unplanned fun scares you a little then you're just going to have to schedule it to begin with.

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  • The agency treated 150,000 acres of forests in Arizona and New Mexico using so-called unplanned fires, those that start naturally.

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  • But what is overwhelming me is anything that is "unplanned" financially and we just had 2 big doozies this Friday and Saturday.

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  • In addition, "unplanned" outages shaved throughput margins by about $400 million.

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  • Again, the press release: A core claim of many evolutionists is that the origin of all life forms through evolution, including humans, was 'unplanned' and 'undirected'.

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  • Day 1 is looking bleak after a whole day was wasted doing nothing but theater simply for an "unplanned" setup to bring up and old, tired and completely false issue from 2008.

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