What does the word indeterminate mean?

Usage examples for indeterminate

  1. He declared it to be clearly what mathematicians call an indeterminate problem. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  2. The California country, formerly an indeterminate territory of vast extent, was settled by Spanish missionaries in the seventeenth century. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne