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Definition 1: based on custom rather than documentation - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unwritten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unwritten law
  • rites...so ancient that they well might have had their unwritten origins in Aurignacian times

(unwritten is similar to ...) based on common law

"a common-law right"

Definition 2: using speech rather than writing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unwritten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an oral tradition
  • an oral agreement

Synonyms for unwritten in the sense of this definition

(unwritten is similar to ...) uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination

"a spoken message" "the spoken language" "a soft-spoken person" "sharp-spoken"

Definition 3: said or done without having been planned or written in advance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unwritten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a few ad-lib remarks

Synonyms for unwritten in the sense of this definition

(unwritten is similar to ...) not furnished with or using a script

"unrehearsed and unscript spot interviews" "unscripted talk shows"

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