[ uhn-klas-uh-fahyd ]
/ ʌnˈklæs əˌfaɪd /


not assigned to a class or category; not arranged according to characteristics: Reported instances fall into two main types, with a few unclassified anomalies.
(of data, documents, etc.) not belonging to a category that is restricted for reasons of security; not secret: unclassified plans; unclassified information.

Origin of unclassified

First recorded in 1860–65; un-1 + classified
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British Dictionary definitions for unclassified


/ (ʌnˈklæsɪˌfaɪd) /


not arranged in any specific order or grouping
(of information) not possessing a security classification
(of football results) not arranged in any special order or in divisions
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Word Origin and History for unclassified



1813, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of classify.

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