Definition of Indefinite

1. Adjective. Vague or not clearly defined or stated. "He would not answer so indefinite a proposal"


2. Adjective. Not decided or not known. "Plans are indefinite"
Similar to: Uncertain
Derivative terms: Indefiniteness

Definition of Indefinite

1. a. Not definite; not limited, defined, or specified; not explicit; not determined or fixed upon; not precise; uncertain; vague; confused; obscure; as, an indefinite time, plan, etc.

Definition of Indefinite

1. Adjective. Without limit; forever, or until further notice; not definite. ¹

2. Adjective. Vague or unclear. ¹

3. Adjective. Undecided or uncertain. ¹

4. Adjective. (mathematics) An integral without specified limits. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indefinite

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Indefinite

1. Variable in number, numerous, of stamens, more than twice as many as the petals or sepals, of an inflorescence, not terminating in a flower (i.e. Having a continuing, terminal growing point). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indefinite

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Literary usage of Indefinite

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1. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Miscellaneous indefinite promises. Other illustrations of promises too indefinite for legal enforcement may be suggested. A promise by a physician to remove ..."

2. A Latin Grammar: Founded on Comparative Grammar by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1882)
"The Relative, Interrogative, and indefinite Pronouns are originally of the ... The interrogative or indefinite quis (qui) is declined in the singular as ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"CHAPTER VIII The Principie of Equality Suggests to the Americans the Idea of the indefinite Perfectibility of Man EQUALITY suggests to the human mind ..."

4. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"Not indeed that an aristocratic people absolutely contests man's faculty of self-improvement, but they do not hold it to be indefinite ; amelioration they ..."

5. A Text Book of the Principles of Physics by Alfred Daniell (1884)
"another on a cord of indefinite length; they meet at A, and pass through one another. Where crest meets crest and trough trough, as at A, the amplitude is ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Francis Vesey, John Beames, John Scott Eldon (1814)
"That is undoubtedly sufficient to too indefinite exclude any Claim as Executors (a): but they claim, not for Execution. in that Character, ..."

7. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1882)
"... grouping of all organic beings—Advance in organisation—Low forms preserved—Convergence of character — indefinite multiplication of species — Summary. ..."

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