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Adjective: indeterminate  ,in-di'tur-mu-nut
  1. Not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance
    "a zillion is a large indeterminate number"; "an indeterminate point of law"; "the influence of environment is indeterminate"; "an indeterminate future"; "of indeterminate age";
    - undetermined
     
  2. (botany) having a capacity for continuing to grow at the apex
    "an indeterminate stem"
     
  3. Of uncertain or ambiguous nature
    "the equivocal (or indeterminate) objects painted by surrealists"
     
  4. Not capable of being determined
    "the indeterminate number of plant species in the jungle"
     
  5. Not leading to a definite ending or result
    "an indeterminate campaign"

See also: ambiguous, cost-plus, equivocal, inconclusive, indeterminable, open-ended, racemose, uncertain, undeterminable, unsure

Antonym: determinate

Encyclopedia: Indeterminate