ill-defined

  • 1 ill-defined — ill de fined adj 1.) not described clearly enough ▪ Some jobs in the company are pretty ill defined. 2.) not clearly marked, or not having a clear shape = ↑indistinct ▪ The borders were vague and ill defined …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 ill-defined — UK US adjective ► not clearly explained, described, or shown: »When your project s goals are ill defined, it can be impossible to plan the necessary steps to achieve those goals …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 ill-defined — [il′dē fīnd′] adj. poorly defined; not clear or definite …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 ill-defined — ill de|fined [ ,ıl dı faınd ] adjective not clear: a rather ill defined concept …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 ill-defined — index inconspicuous, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, nebulous, opaque, unclear, vague Burton s …

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  • 6 ill-defined — ADJ GRADED If you describe something as ill defined, you mean that its exact nature or extent is not as clear as it should be or could be. ...staff with ill defined responsiblities …

    English dictionary

  • 7 ill-defined — adjective 1 not described clearly enough: The party s policies were often vague and ill defined. 2 not clearly marked, or not having a clear shape; indistinct: an ill defined track between the two lakes …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 ill-defined — adjective an ill defined property line the ill defined messages in his art Syn: vague, indistinct, unclear, imprecise, nebulous, shadowy, obscure; blurred, fuzzy, hazy, woolly …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 9 ill-defined — /il di fuynd /, adj. badly or inadequately defined; vague: He confuses the reader with ill defined terms and concepts. [1865 70] * * * …

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  • 10 ill-defined — adjective poorly stated or described he confuses the reader with ill defined terms and concepts • Syn: ↑unclear • Ant: ↑well defined • Derivationally related forms: ↑unclearness (for: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 ill-defined — UK [ˌɪl dɪˈfaɪnd] / US adjective not clear a rather ill defined concept …

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  • 12 ill-defined — adjective Poorly defined; blurry, out of focus; lacking a clear boundary …

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  • 13 ill-defined — /ˈɪl dəfaɪnd/ (say il duhfuynd) adjective badly or weakly defined; unclear …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 ill-defined — not clearly explained …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 ill-de|fined — «IHL dih FYND», adjective. not adequately explained; not well marked out; unclear: »The two nations share a vast and ill defined border (Harper s) …

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  • 16 ill — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (usu. predic.; often foll. by with) out of health; sick (is ill; was taken ill with pneumonia; mentally ill people). 2 (of health) unsound, disordered. 3 wretched, unfavourable (ill fortune; ill luck). 4 harmful (ill… …

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  • 17 ill — 1. adjective /ɪl/ a) Suffering from a disease. Ive been ill with the flu for the past few days. b) Having an urge to vomit. Seeing those pictures made me ill. Syn: diseased …

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  • 18 Chemically defined medium — A chemically defined medium is a growth medium suitable for the in vitro cell culture of human or animal cells in which all of the chemical components are known. The term chemically defined medium was defined by Jayme and Smith (2000) as a Basal… …

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  • 19 well defined — ˌwell deˈfined [well defined] adjective easy to see or understand • well defined rules • These categories are not well defined. Opp: ↑ …

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  • 20 well-defined — adjective 1. having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges (Freq. 1) a finely chiseled nose well defined features • Syn: ↑chiseled • Similar to: ↑distinct 2. accurately stated or described …

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