unmarked

[uhn-mahrkt]
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adjective
  1. not marked.
  2. Linguistics.
    1. characterized by the absence of a distinctive phonological feature, as (p), which, in contrast to (b), lacks the distinctive feature of voicing.
    2. characterized by the absence of a grammatical marker, as the singular in English in contrast to the plural, which is typically marked by an -s ending.
    3. neutral with regard to an element of meaning specified by a semantically related item.
    4. occurring more typically than an alternative form.Compare marked(def 4).

Origin of unmarked

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at un-1, marked
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clean, fair, fine, flawless, unblemished

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British Dictionary definitions for unmarked

unmarked

adjective
  1. not carrying a mark or marksan unmarked police car
  2. not noticed or observed
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Word Origin and History for unmarked
adj.

c.1400, "having been given no mark," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of mark (v.). Cf. Old Norse umarkaðr. Meaning "not noticed or observed" is recorded from 1530s.

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