Definition of unlocked in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈläkt/


1Not locked: unlocked doors
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  • This is not a good idea because an unlocked door leaves people vulnerable to burglary.
  • The suspect had gained entry through an unlocked door.
  • Barry came through the unlocked front door next night.
2(Of a mobile phone) capable of operating on the network of any chosen carrier: with an unlocked phone you can use SIM cards from any service provider
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  • I plan to switch to a pre-paid service plan using an unlocked phone.
  • My recent check of availability says both the 8 and 16 GB versions of the unlocked phone are now shipping in 1 to 2 weeks if you order now.
  • Buy an unlocked phone for more carrier flexibility and for travelling worldwide.

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Syllabification: un·locked

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