Definition of unmeasured in English:



  • 1Not having been measured.

    ‘unmeasured risk factors’
    • ‘One explanation for these differences is confounding by poorly measured or unmeasured risk factors that varied between communities.’
    • ‘Failure to account for an unmeasured risk factor could have artificially inflated or deflated the relative risks for the landfill versus reference areas.’
    • ‘Overall discrimination was small - combined with language skills and the myriad of other unmeasured factors it was less than 5% of the average wage.’
    • ‘This poses an inherent threat to the internal validity of the study since the characteristics of those who had a shorter length of stay may differ on many measured or unmeasured characteristics.’
    • ‘The groups differ in measured or unmeasured baseline characteristics because of the way in which participants were selected for the study or assigned to their study groups’
    • ‘Income is partly a proxy for measured and unmeasured characteristics of the parents and family that benefit the child.’
    • ‘Winston acknowledged that this benefit is balanced against as yet unmeasured risks to the environment and to public health.’
    • ‘Adjustment had little impact on measures of association, but confounding by unmeasured factors cannot be ruled out.’
    • ‘Another potential adverse effect is the unmeasured risk of reinforcing the smoking habit in some of the four of five adult smokers who are told that they have normal results for spirometry testing.’
    • ‘Thirdly, there's some unmeasured risks really associated with the technology which other energy technologies simply don't have.’
    • ‘This finding suggests that day-to-day changes in SO 2 in Europe may be a surrogate for daily changes in some other, unmeasured factor.’
    • ‘The variables in our data set explain only a small amount of the tidal volume variance, suggesting other unmeasured factors influence treatment.’
    • ‘Other unmeasured factors such as maternal age or territory quality may influence brood sex ratio and could be correlated with’
    • ‘New sensors for these microelectrodes are being produced which offer lower detection limits and the opportunity to measure other previously unmeasured ions.’
    • ‘For an individual there are always unmeasured and unknown factors and the outcome anyway can be only yes or no, so predictions cannot be individually validated.’
    • ‘The results could still be confounded by unmeasured factors.’
    • ‘It is likely that this association is at least partially due to unmeasured genetic factors.’
    • ‘Measures of economic output that try to correct for traditionally unmeasured or mismeasured inputs lead to different productivity estimates than the traditional approaches.’
    • ‘I want to muse upon things other than numbers when I drive, want to cultivate a subconscious sense of where I am and where I'm headed, want to enjoy unmeasured moments of suspension between here and there.’
    • ‘And the growing differences in income are exacerbated by growing but unmeasured differences in health insurance, as well as various business perks such as free cars or expense accounts.’
    countless, numerous, many, untold, manifold, multitudinous, multifarious, innumerable, numberless, unmeasured, unnumbered, incalculable, indeterminable
  • 2mainly literary Immense; limitless.

    ‘he is regarded by his congregation with unmeasured adoration’
    • ‘We will find our identity in Him and reflect His glory as we were created to do, and that will bring us unmeasured joy.’
    • ‘Empire should stay where it is and continue to operate and give what it has given over 70yrs unmeasured joy and fun for million who congregate at this renowned/legendary venue.’
    • ‘A sort of affinity and identification contributed to the unmeasured success of the play.’



/ˌənˈmeZHərd/ /ˌənˈmɛʒərd/