unattended

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un- +‎ attended

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unattended (not comparable)

  1. Not attended; without persons present.
    The meeting went largely unattended, since it took place on Christmas Eve.
    System administrators may schedule an unattended installation of the software.
    • 1941 October, “Notes and News: A Highland Runaway”, in Railway Magazine, page 469:
      Considerable excitement was caused on the L.M.S.R. Aberdeen line out of Perth recently when a shunting engine in Perth North goods yard, whose driver and fireman were absent, was accidentally set in motion by a shunter and set off unattended on to the main line.
  2. Not attended to; not receiving attention.
    The fire was caused by an unattended electric blanket.

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