Re: A little respect for "unvalidated"

Subject: Re: A little respect for "unvalidated"
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:30:28 -0700

"I wonder how many people would ever be confused by 'un' in front of a
word that they knew."

Most of my dictionaries don't define "unvalidated." The OED defines it
as "not validated or proven to be accurate or true."

If in the medical device field "unvalidated" means the device failed a
validation test, then that usage would confuse me.

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 1:08 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin
<Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
>
>
> Robert Lauriston suggested:
>>
> I wonder how many people would ever be confused by "un" in front of a word that they knew.
>
> Is it that I only imagine "un" to be a standard, common English prefix, well-known for its meaning and its effect on any word it precedes?
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References:
A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Dan Goldstein
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Combs, Richard
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Handy, David
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Dan Goldstein
Re: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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