indeterminate

  • 1Indeterminate — In de*ter mi*nate, a. [L. indeterminatus.] Not determinate; not certain or fixed; indefinite; not precise; as, an indeterminate number of years. Paley. [1913 Webster] {Indeterminate analysis} (Math.), that branch of analysis which has for its… …

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  • 2indeterminate — I adjective ambiguous, anceps, boundless, cryptic, dubius, endless, equivocal, featureless, fluctuant, fluid, formless, hazy, ill defined, immeasurable, in a state of uncertainty, in doubt, inarticulated, incalculable, incertus, inconclusive,… …

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  • 3Indeterminate — has a variety of meanings in mathematics: * Indeterminate (variable) * Indeterminate equation * Statically indeterminate * Indeterminate formIt is also a term in botany and gardening: *Indeterminate growthIt is also used in philosophy to describe …

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  • 4indeterminate — [in΄dē tʉr′mi nit, in΄ditʉr′mi nit] adj. [LL indeterminatus] 1. not determinate; specif., a) inexact in its limits, nature, etc.; indefinite; uncertain; vague [an indeterminate amount] b) not yet settled, concluded, or known; doubtful or… …

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  • 5indeterminate — (adj.) late 14c., from L.L. indeterminatus undefined, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + determinatus, pp. of determinare (see DETERMINE (Cf. determine)). Related: Indeterminately …

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  • 6indeterminate — [adj] uncertain, vague borderless, general, imprecise, inconclusive, indefinite, indistinct, inexact, undefined, undetermined, unfixed, unspecified, unstipulated; concept 535 Ant. certain, definite, determined, exact, fixed, measurable, sure …

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  • 7indeterminate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not exactly known, established, or defined. 2) Mathematics (of a quantity) having no definite or definable value. DERIVATIVES indeterminacy noun indeterminately adverb …

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  • 8indeterminate — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪtɜ͟ː(r)mɪnət[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If something is indeterminate, you cannot say exactly what it is. Dr Amid was a man of indeterminate age... I hope to carry on for an indeterminate period. Syn: indefinite …

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  • 9indeterminate — in·de·ter·mi·nate .in di tərm (ə )nət adj relating to, being, or undergoing indeterminate cleavage <an indeterminate egg> …

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  • 10indeterminate — adjective 1) an indeterminate period of time Syn: undetermined, uncertain, unknown, unspecified, unstipulated, indefinite, unfixed Ant: known 2) some indeterminate figures Syn …

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  • 11indeterminate — adjective Etymology: Middle English indeterminat, from Late Latin indeterminatus, from Latin in + determinatus, past participle of determinare to determine Date: 14th century 1. a. not definitely or precisely determined or fixed ; vague b. not… …

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  • 12indeterminate — adj. Indeterminate is used with these nouns: ↑colour, ↑sentence …

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  • 13indeterminate — in|de|ter|mi|nate [ˌındıˈtə:mınıt US ə:r ] adj impossible to know about definitely or exactly ▪ a girl of indeterminate age >indeterminately adv >indeterminacy n [U] …

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  • 14indeterminate — in|de|ter|mi|nate [ ,ındı tɜrmınət ] adjective not known or clearly established: a man of indeterminate age ╾ in|de|ter|mi|na|cy noun uncount …

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  • 15indeterminate — adjective impossible to know about definitely or exactly: a girl of indeterminate age indeterminately adverb indeterminacy noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16indeterminate — UK [ˌɪndɪˈtɜː(r)mɪnət] / US [ˌɪndɪˈtɜrmɪnət] adjective not known or clearly established a man of indeterminate age Derived word: indeterminacy noun uncountable …

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  • 17indeterminate — /ɪndəˈtɜmənət / (say induh termuhnuht) adjective 1. not determinate; not fixed in extent; indefinite; uncertain. 2. not clear; vague: a cloudy and indeterminate meaning. 3. not established. 4. not settled or decided. 5. Mathematics (of a… …

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  • 18indeterminate — adj. 1 not fixed in extent, character, etc. 2 left doubtful; vague. 3 Math. (of a quantity) not limited to a fixed value by the value of another quantity. 4 (of a judicial sentence) such that the convicted person s conduct determines the date of… …

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  • 19indeterminate — not defined, not definite, not classified …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 20indeterminate — adj. [L. in, not; determinare, to limit] Not well defined; vague; indefinite …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology