Definitions

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  • adj. not (yet) confirmed; not verified

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

  • adj. lacking proof or substantiation

Etymologies

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un- + verify + -ed

Examples

  • The foundation that runs Canada's annual national magazine awards says a computer malfunction resulted in the inadvertent release of what it calls an "unverified, unchecked" and "very much incomplete" list of most of this year's award nominees.

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  • Selectman Mark Sullivan, who also supported having Wynn present the project in January, was unimpressed with the estimate, which he characterized as an unverified statement from the developers.

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • Akayev's government has fallen, even though reports of his fleeing Kyrgyzstan remain unverified.

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  • Scandals go with gossip, the unverified, which is why the tabloids love to create them.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • Only after the crash did TV hosts stress that reports of a boy in it were "unverified" and raised the possibility of a hoax.

    Greg Mitchell: Media Blow 'Boy in Balloon' Story

  • Take this example, from the increasingly unfunny media critic Jon Stewart, attacking CNN for using "unverified" photos and videos from sites like Flickr and YouTube.

    Michael C. Moynihan: Daily Show, Pundits Shouldn't Dismiss Twitter's Vital Role in Iran Coverage

  • More than 12,000 voter registrations were "unverified," according to the St. Pete Times today.

    Some Florida Election Supervisors stand up to No-Match law

  • Not sure why I'm supposed to do anything but chickle at someone like hdhouse praising Keith Olberman as if Keith Olberman never discusses "unverified" reports on his show "stolen" elections, bulges on Bush's back, etc.

    Fox smears Clinton and Obama in one broad stroke.

  • Then, if we could get copyright phreaks like Adobe to add technology to Photoshop and Illustrator that would allow users to tag images with Creative Commons licenses, enticing other software companies to follow suit, someone could write a copyright-scanning Add-In for Office that would alert you to "unverified" images before you publish and expose yourself to possible infringement.

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  • “Some clubs fearful that children are logging on with the free accounts have banned the "unverified" status which also then succeeds in mainly discriminating against non-Americans with less access to credit cards.”

    Virtual Worlds as non-predatory spaces

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