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un·at·trib·ut·ed

 (ŭn′ə-trĭb′yo͝o-tĭd)
adj.
Not attributed to a source, creator, or possessor: an unattributed opinion.
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unattributed

(ˌʌnəˈtrɪbjuːtɪd)
adj
not having been ascribed or attributed (to someone)
ˌunatˈtributable adj
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unattributed

[ˌʌnəˈtrɪbjʊtɪd] ADJ [quote, remarks] → de fuente desconocida, anónimo; [source] → anónimo, no confirmado
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unattributed

adj quotationohne Quellenangabe; remarksanonym; sourceungenannt
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