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Innominate

[in-AH-mən-ət]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid 17th century

1.

Not named or classified.

Examples of Innominate in a sentence

"The forthcoming book was still innominate, but had already gathered positive reviews from critics."

"William and Kate had such a long list of potential names that their first baby was innominate for a full month."

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About Innominate

Innominate originated from the Latin word "innominatus" — which can be broken down into the words "in" (not) and "nominatus" (named).

Did you Know?

Many scientists dream of finding an innominate species, or one that hasn't been named or classified yet. After all, there's always the potential that the finder can name the new species after themselves.

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