Definitions

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

  • adjective Not associated with another or others as a subordinate, subsidiary, or member; independent.

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  • adjective not affiliated, not associated
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unaffiliate.

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  • adjective not affiliated

Etymologies

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un- + affiliate + -ed

Examples

  • While I remain unaffiliated, I do believe that Obama has an opportunity to achieve something "historic" this summer (presidential candidate) and fall. (president)

    Sources: Clinton, Obama supporters discussing exit strategies

  • A special primary election has been set for January 29, to coincide with Florida's presidential primary, and seven candidates -- four Republicans, two Democrats, and one "unaffiliated" -- are vying for the seat.

    Archive 2007-12-02

  • A special primary election has been set for January 29, to coincide with Florida's presidential primary, and seven candidates -- four Republicans, two Democrats, and one "unaffiliated" -- are vying for the seat.

    Let the games begin

  • Further, the number of Americans who identify as unaffiliated with a particular religion -- now hovering around 16 percent -- has grown more rapidly than any other religious group in recent decades.

    American Prospect - How Do Americans Really Feel About God?

  • If a victim didn't work for a company at the trade center, they would have been listed as unaffiliated, which is why no company name will appear anywhere.

    FOXNews.com

  • Sixteen percent of U.S. adults identified as unaffiliated in the 2007 survey; 7 percent of Americans described being raised unaffiliated, suggesting many Americans end up leaving their religion for none.

    Durangoherald.com

  • "The unaffiliated are the majority, and most of them don't know anything about the Jewish traditions around death," Zuckerman said, adding that his cemetery, which is owned by a Conservative synagogue but serves Reform, Orthodox and the unaffiliated, will open special sections for cremains and intermarried families this summer.

    JTA - Recent News

  • Of the absentee ballots so far counted in Franklin County, more than two-thirds are "unaffiliated" voters, says Mr. Anthony.

    In Ohio, Absentee Ballots Surge

  • I'm a registered "unaffiliated" with long-time Republican leanings and connections.

    Sean Paige: Rubbernecking at Republican Roadkill

  • I'm a registered "unaffiliated" with long-time Republican leanings and connections.

    Sean Paige: Rubbernecking at Republican Roadkill

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