Definition of uncertified in English:

uncertified

adjective

  • 1Not officially recognized as having a certain status or meeting certain standards.

    ‘uncertified accountants’
    • ‘Rosdiana said the local agriculture office has asked the Kolaka administration to stop distributing the uncertified seeds to local farmers while BPSB was studying the particular variety.’
    • ‘Below are actual copies of internal Diebold memos which show that uncertified software is being used in elections.’
    • ‘Dublin City Council lost an average of three days per employee to uncertified sick days last year.’
    • ‘Insurers have guaranteed schools that non-teaching staff employed to patrol school property or to substitute for staff on uncertified sick leave will be covered.’
    • ‘In theory, you can get the local authority to inspect work done by an uncertified person - at a cost of about £130 for work valued at under £2,000 - but the intention is that you use a qualified electrician.’
    • ‘After the March primaries, California launched an extensive investigation, during which Diebold officials actually admitted that they had cut corners and used uncertified software in the machine.’
    • ‘The importation of wild virus from another yet uncertified region does not jeopardize the certified status, if its transmission is contained soon.’
    • ‘Up to now, they have supervised for colleagues on uncertified sick leave voluntarily and have patrolled school property, typically on a rota basis, also free gratis.’
    • ‘They are more likely to go to poorly funded schools in run-down buildings, and more likely to be taught by uncertified and poorly trained teachers.’
    • ‘Though initially the percentage of uncertified teachers grew, the program also led to lower rates of teacher turnover; in poor districts particularly, fewer teachers left to teach elsewhere.’
    • ‘More interestingly their have been cases where a local council has given permission for a cinema to show a particular uncertified film, but then the police have seized the film considering it in breach of obscenity laws.’
    • ‘In the comprehensive spending review in July Brown pledged to curb uncertified absences in the public sector, pointing out that 80% of sickness absences are self-certified and not subject to formal medical checks.’
    • ‘It is a farce and a fraud when teachers' unions talk about a need for ‘certified’ teachers, when certification has such low requirements and when uncertified teachers often have higher qualifications.’
    • ‘Under EU and Irish law, it is illegal to market uncertified seed.’
    • ‘The Baker ruling apparently supports Salvadore's cause, as courts now recognize that Canadian-born children of uncertified immigrants have an interest in their parents' situation.’
    • ‘If an uncertified person performs the procedure, the first offence results in a class A misdemeanour and a class four felony for two or more offences, according to the new bill.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, AQSIQ will further step up its crackdown on uncertified food production, especially the use of non-food materials, livestock that has died of illness and mouldy or rotten food.’
    • ‘California has halted its own rush into electronic voting upon learning that some Diebold voting machines used in the recent election were delivered and used with uncertified software.’
    • ‘According to the company, even the uncertified product is close to meeting California's organic standards.’
    • ‘‘Clearly the uncertified software is illegal,’ Sadler said Thursday.’
    unauthorized, unsanctioned, unapproved, unaccredited, unlicensed
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    1. 1.1 Not attested or confirmed in a formal statement.
      • ‘Apparently, certified false info is better than uncertified correct info.’
      • ‘These as yet uncertified figures, Ferrari Enzo territory, are far from the whole point.’
      • ‘Although still uncertified, the numbers announced today show a decisive victory for Iraq's Shiite population.’

Pronunciation

uncertified

/ˌənˈsərdəfaɪd//ˌənˈsərdəfīd/