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English definition of “involuntary”

involuntary

adjective     /ɪnˈvɒləntəri/
not done by choice, or not done as a result of someone's decision or intention: Involuntary unemployment means that you suffer a total loss of salary as the result of the loss of employment. The number of involuntary part-timers - people who couldn't get more hours or find a full-time job - is increasing.
(Definition of involuntary adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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