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Adjective: indeterminate  ,in-di'tur-mu-nut
  1. Of uncertain or ambiguous nature
    "the equivocal (or indeterminate) objects painted by surrealists"
  2. (of a quantity) having no definite value, as an equation that cannot be solved
    "0/0 is an indeterminate form"
  3. Not leading to a definite ending or result
    "an indeterminate campaign"
  4. 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
  5. (botany) having a capacity for continuing to grow at the apex
    "an indeterminate stem"

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

Antonym: determinate

Encyclopedia: Indeterminate