Definition of Indefinity
1. Noun. The quality of being vague and poorly defined.
Generic synonyms: Precariousness, Uncertainness, Uncertainty
Specialized synonyms: Inconclusiveness
Derivative terms: Indefinite, Indefinite, Indefinite, Indeterminate, Indeterminate, Indeterminate, Indeterminate
Lexicographical Neighbors of Indefinity
Literary usage of Indefinity
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Henry Jackson (1882)
"Similarly, when we have to begin with the indefinity of particulars, we must not pass from them to the genus until we have arranged them in subspecies and ..."
2. Julian the Emperor: Containing Gregory Nazianzen's Two Invectives and by Gregory, Libanius, Julian (1888)
"And after this, when King Attis checks the indefinity by the means of castration, the gods thereby warn us to extirpate in ourselves all incontinence, ..."
3. Six Essays on the Platonic Theory of Knowledge: As Expounded in the Later by Marie V. Williams (1908)
"Whatever then it be that we seek to know, let us posit one genus for it, and then in the light of this genus resolve the indefinity of the individual ..."
4. Christian Philosophy by Ephraim Langdon Frothingham, Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (1888)
"... being, and form, life, soul, and nature: and this supreme principle he conceives to be absolute indefinity and negation, absolute force and passivity, ..."
5. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly, United States Congress Senate (1839)
"Mr. Stephenson moved that said joint resolution be indefinity postponed ; And so said joint resolution was taken up. The ayes and noes being ordered, ..."