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[uhn-uh-koun-tid-fawr] /ˌʌn əˈkaʊn tɪdˌfɔr/
not accounted for; not understood; unexplained:
an explosion resulting from some unaccounted-for mechanical failure.
Origin of unaccounted-for
1790-1800; formed on the verb phrase account for; see un-1, -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • My intention, of course, was to call to the notice of the jurors its unaccounted-for disappearance.

    A Master Hand Richard Dallas
  • This last is hardly a story of unaccounted-for disappearance.

    The Grey Woman and other Tales Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
  • The expenses necessitated by these frequent removals make an unaccounted-for item in many incomes.

    The Cost of Shelter Ellen H. Richards
  • The result of this stock-taking shows that eleven volumes were unaccounted-for, a list of which is appended.

    Report of the Chief Librarian for the Year 1924-25 General Assembly Library (New Zealand)

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