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"unwritten" in British English

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unwrittenadjective

uk   /ʌnˈrɪt.ən/  us   /-ˈrɪt̬-/
Something that is unwritten does not ​exist in a written or ​printedform: an unwritten constitution An unwritten ​rule or ​law does not ​existofficially but ​peoplegenerallyaccept and ​obey it: There's an unwritten rule that you don't ​wearjeans to ​work.
(Definition of unwritten from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unwritten" in American English

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unwrittenadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ʌnˈrɪt·ən/
not written An unwritten ​law/​rule is one that does not ​existofficially, but which ​peoplegenerallyaccept and ​obey: There’s an unwritten ​rule at ​work that you don’t ​wearjeans.
(Definition of unwritten from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unwritten”
in Chinese (Simplified) 非书面的, 口头的, 不成文的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非書面的, 口頭的, 不成文的…
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