from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or involving the performance of music using acoustic instruments, sometimes amplified through microphones.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the plug removed; also, not plugged: in electrical testing, said of a resistance when the plug which short-circuits the coils of wire forming the resistance in the box of resistance-coils is taken out.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not plugged in.
  • adjective music Using acoustic instruments, especially in lieu of electric ones.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unplug.


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