Definition of unshielded in US English:



  • 1Not protected or shielded.

    • ‘The standard in commercial installations and in new homes where data applications are likely to be found is a jacketed, unshielded cable that contains four twisted pairs.’
    • ‘By not spraying light indiscriminately as is done with unshielded fixtures, the desired illuminance level can be maintained by focusing the light to the proper location and reducing the light bulb's power consumption.’
    • ‘The four ships began pouring fire and missiles alike into the unshielded rear of their comrades, the gunboat's few bomber's plasma bombs sent huge balls of fire up where ever they hit.’
    • ‘Earlier in the poem, anticipating reaction to this seeming detachment, he equates the indefinite article a with staring at an eclipse, eyes unshielded.’
    • ‘Because of the natural tendency of each hoplite to seek protection for his unshielded right side in the shield of his companion on the right, the entire phalanx often drifted rightward in its approach.’
    • ‘With an unshielded Nokia, for instance, it was possible to walk 4.6 metres into the room with the antenna down, before losing the signal.’
    • ‘If bloggers are left unshielded, that will only serve to enlarge an already conspicuous paradox: that the people with the most press freedom seem the least willing to use it.’
    • ‘Plus, at the levels necessary to do that, the radiation would harm any human that is unshielded.’
    • ‘Marianne V. Moore of Wellesley College says these areas, along with coastal waters, are at higher risk than other habitats in developed areas because they are unshielded and openly exposed to light.’
    • ‘No one can venture more than a hypothetical guess about the effects of living in unshielded space for so long.’
    • ‘Opponents of open markets frequently claim that unshielded exposure to foreign competition is destroying the U.S. manufacturing base.’
    • ‘‘Sounds here as if you may be using an unshielded cable between the pc and the hifi receiver?’’
    • ‘Slowly she unshielded her face and lifted herself to her feet, looking around for the person she heard only a few seconds ago.’
    • ‘However the ribbon cable is unshielded, so you may have noise problems, depending on the environment in which they are used.’
    • ‘In an unshielded spacecraft, both types of radiation would result in significant health problems, or death, to the crew.’
    • ‘Nowadays, Ethernet runs over shielded and unshielded twisted pair copper, coaxial, and fully EMI-resistant fiber-optic cable.’
    • ‘Officials say the researchers are the first to evaluate data rate handling capacity for overhead medium voltage unshielded U.S. electric power lines.’
    • ‘His AC power was transmitted at much higher voltages than the DC alternative, making it potentially lethal if unshielded workers touched live wires.’
    • ‘It is worn on the sword hand's wrist, ostensibly to guard the unshielded part of the arm.’
    • ‘A decade ago, personnel deployed to the Persian Gulf faced potential stockpiles of biological weapons but were largely unshielded against them.’
    • ‘At night, over-lit businesses and unshielded floodlights on hundreds of rental houses keep the sky pale.’
    • ‘Bathroom breaks aren't allowed; I can't exactly pull off the road and leave Mike unshielded from the RVs barreling down the highway.’
    • ‘Without the membrane that encloses its fragile components, the molecular machinery of life would be unshielded from the harsh forces of its surrounding environment and would be torn apart before it could do its work.’
    • ‘When you are out of college you are unshielded.’
    in danger, in peril, in jeopardy, at risk, endangered, unsafe, unprotected, ill-protected, unguarded
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    1. 1.1 (of cables or wires) having no layer to contain radiation.
      ‘unshielded wire is preferred for transporting high speed data’