Definition of unscreened in US English:



  • 1Not subjected to testing or investigation by screening.

    ‘a transfusion with unscreened blood’
    • ‘In fact, it does not look into the treatment of diabetes, but is an investigation into the diagnosis of diabetes in an unscreened population.’
    • ‘Poor sanitation, the lack of disposable syringes and unscreened blood caused nearly 9,000 children to become infected with the deadly virus.’
    • ‘A relatively large group have adenomas detected by screening, most of whom if left unscreened would never develop a problem.’
    • ‘Asylum-seekers with tuberculosis go unscreened.’
    • ‘Consequently, there were no completely unscreened control groups.’
    • ‘The rate of death attributed to the target disease has been lower in the screened group, but the total death rates have usually been the same in the screened and unscreened groups.’
    • ‘We used the practice's computerised records to compare age, body mass index, and blood pressure of the screened and unscreened populations.’
    • ‘Another warranted concern within the supported units is that the competence and credibility of volunteers, unknown, untested and unscreened, could be more of a hassle than they are worth.’
    • ‘Therefore, the interval between cancer detection and death is longer in screened patients than in unscreened patients.’
    • ‘The proportion of benign biopsies performed in a screening programme should be monitored and compared with that in an unscreened group of women of the same age.’
    • ‘The final step in the dogs' training will require several years of rigorous analysis: Canines must be tested on unscreened urine.’
    • ‘The downside of this approach is that unscreened patients may present unpredictable problems.’
    • ‘Second, the issue of reaching the unscreened population must be addressed.’
    • ‘Even those who screened positive for mental distress ‘still were nonetheless no more likely to be clinically depressed than unscreened women in a primary-care setting.’’
    • ‘About 70 percent of women who were unscreened and developed a risk factor did not receive intrapartum antibiotics.’
    • ‘In particular, the outfall at Middle Point discharged unscreened sewage into the Carrick Roads.’
    • ‘In an unscreened population, the diagnosis will be based on clinical symptoms, and the median time from diagnosis to death will be three years.’
    • ‘Private commercial blood banks, often offering unscreened blood, are allowed to flourish in both Bangladesh and Pakistan because these countries do not have any national blood policy.’
    • ‘Thus almost as many cancers develop between the second and third years as would be expected in an unscreened population.’
    • ‘They felt threatened by the prospect that the senator might have to answer unscreened questions.’
    1. 1.1 Not filtered or sorted using a screen.
      • ‘While passengers on the flight are required to remove their shoes and submit to screening, the crates beneath their feet pass unscreened and uninspected onto the very same flight.’
      • ‘O'Neill says slack Frankfurt security meant he was often told to place baggage unchecked and unscreened on to Pan Am flights.’
      • ‘The Seattle Times found that in its hometown, airlines loaded unscreened baggage onto planes.’
      • ‘After screeners in Houston wrote to Congress about the managers who sent unscreened luggage onto planes, their complaints yielded only an investigation by those same managers, screeners said.’
      • ‘More than 80 bags went unscreened, one screener said.’
  • 2(of a movie or television program) not shown or broadcast.

    ‘copies of the unscreened episodes’
    • ‘There must be hundreds of unscreened episodes in the BBC archive.’
    • ‘THhe BBC last night disclosed a previously unscreened interview with the late weapons expert Dr David Kelly.’
    • ‘ITV denied this was the case, claiming that the run had been interrupted to make way for some live events (this was partly true) - and indeed the show did return after three months, but with only two of the four unscreened episodes.’
  • 3Not provided with or hidden by a screen.

    • ‘It warned basic conditions were deteriorating in a number of jails, prisoners sharing cramped cells with an unscreened toilet, unable to access showers or exercise.’
    • ‘A fascinating account of the case of Jacksonville, Florida suggests that flies from unscreened privies could also serve as indirect sources of contamination.’
    • ‘They are striking against being forced to work in unscreened environments in the government's new Pathfinder department, an amalgamation of the employment and benefits services.’
    • ‘If you often sit on an unscreened porch, install an overhead ceiling fan: you'll be cooler and have fewer bites.’
    • ‘According to AI: ‘The toilets were unscreened holes in the ground… Washing was prohibited by guards until skin diseases became widespread.’’
    • ‘The reason why indoor cats should take the preventive medication, Robertson-Plouch says, is because many of them spend time in areas accessed by mosquitoes, such as screened or unscreened porches or near windows.’
    • ‘They were in the room, coming as they did through the unscreened window, drawn as they were by the available light.’
    • ‘The loudspeakers probably have unscreened cables feeding them.’
    • ‘I lived in a two room plywood-floored apartment often inundated with big hunks of black soot which drifted into the unscreened windows from an absolutely undetectable source.’
    • ‘In the worst of our overcrowded local prisons, inmates may spend 23 hours a day in a shared cell with an unscreened toilet.’
    • ‘Members sponsoring guests or visitors for admission to the unscreened Galleries are required to certify that their guests are known to them.’
    • ‘Prisoners are regularly provided with no more than a mattress and an uncovered, unscreened toilet.’
    • ‘People wanted to touch him, grab him and hug him, and with fewer resources [than when he was in office] and unscreened crowds, that meant less control.’
    • ‘Frank visits him in his little house, unscreened by trees, baking in the prairie sun, far from the leafy neighborhoods of the bourgeoisie.’
    • ‘Windows are unscreened, allowing flies and mosquitoes to come in.’
    • ‘Thinking one might lead to a vantage point unscreened by greenery, where I could get a good look at the geography of our new home, I struck out along one of the paths, towards the sinking sun.’