What is the meaning of Unaligated?

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Unaltered is a term for something that has not been changed in any way.

It’s most commonly used with the context of organic foods. 

For example, an organic carrot is untouched, or unaltered, by human intervention. 

And this makes it healthier to eat because it doesn’t have any pesticides or other chemicals on it.

Unaltered is used to describe things other than food , too. For example, a piece of music written before 1750 is unaltered. 

That means that it has not been changed in any way since it was first written down. 

Another use of unaltered is if something was passed down through generations unaltered. 

For example: a family chair that has been handed down through many generations in the same family would be 

considered unaltered because it hasn’t been changed since its first owner had it made.

In short, unaltered means an object or a person or animal has not been changed, 

either by human intervention or by natural processes over time. For example, 

when you damage an organic carrot it becomes an unaltered organic carrot, because it no longer has the same purity or naturalness to it that it once did.

Some people don’t like the word ‘unaltered‘ and prefer ‘unchanged’. 

But this is incorrect according to the Oxford English Dictionary, which is considered to be 

the definitive resource on how words are used in written and spoken English. 

It says that unaltered is a correct use of the word, and will usually be used in contexts

 where something has been changed by human intervention, rather than natural processes. 

For example: “This cake was made using a recipe passed down through generations very much unchanged. 

The texture and taste is still good, so it will be a very good cake.”

Why do people dislike ‘unaltered’?

The word is often used in contexts where other researchers view it as inaccurate.

 For example, the English Historical Association once commented on a report written by the 

Food Standards Agency that was misusing the word. 

It said “[It] uses unaltered as something to separate “good” or “unadulterated” from “bad”: for instance: 

‘…the British public are increasingly concerned about the use of certain additives in processed foods.'”,

 that really isn’t what you want to say at all. The word should only be used to describe things that haven’t been altered in any way by human intervention.

From a scientific viewpoint, unaltered is also not a good enough indicator for the definition of ‘natural’. 

According to one definition of natural by the Oxford English Dictionary: 

“Having come into being without human aid or interference; not artificial, artificial”. 

But it doesn’t have to be true that things have come into existence without human aid or interference. 

For example, an iceberg calved off the end of the Antarctic Peninsula is considered to be natural because 

it came into existence without human interferrence. It wasn’t created by humans and

nor was it set in motion by them. On the other hand, the Grand Canyon was formed by the carving of the Colorado River over millions of years, 

so it couldn’t be considered natural. The word ‘natural’ is therefore difficult to define because often it has to do with humans not doing something.

So what should you use?

The simple answer is that there’s no simple answer, and that you need to consider 

how particular sentences fit into their wider contexts in order for them to be understood correctly. 

However, if you want to avoid using unaltered, then I would recommend using ‘unchanged’ in its place. 

This is a more technically correct version of the word, in that it doesn’t suggest that something has come into existence without human intervention, 

since even the formation of an iceberg or the growth of a tree involves human actions on some level.

Unaltered: not changed or controlled by someone or something. Something that has remained the same, in a good way.

 It can also be used to describe something that has not been changed over time by natural processes as well. (Oxford Dictionary)

An example of a sentence with this word: “The carrots were said to be unaltered, due to the freshness and crispness of there taste.”  what does unaligated mean

Unaltered is a word that means something is pure, untainted, and undisturbed. However, it is sometimes misused as a synonym for unpolluted. For example:

In 1976, the Ecological Society of America published a report called “The Pollution of America”, 

which stated that “Most aquatic and freshwater ecosystems are being polluted by wastes such as pesticides and antibiotics,

 but the greatest pollution threat comes from industrial wastes.” It also stated that “U.S. waters are among the most polluted in the world”.

 This meant that US water systems were suffering from toxic waste. This report was written in 1976, 

and was still true in 1991 when I did my report on “Polluted Water” (O’Neal, Parrington). 


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