Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Not determinate; not precise; not exactly limited in time, as a penal sentence; indefinite.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "indeterminate":

  1. After a while she followed, almost slunk, with a sense of no tip left beneath the saucer, her pace swinging into the indefinable tempo of destination, but more and more indeterminate as she approached Madison Square. - "Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl", Fannie Hurst.
  2. He declared it to be clearly what mathematicians call an indeterminate problem. - "Amusements in Mathematics", Henry Ernest Dudeney.
  3. 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", Charles Francis Horne.