What does Indefinite mean?

Definitions for Indefinite
ɪnˈdɛf ə nɪtIn·def·i·nite

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Indefinite.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indefinite(adj)

    vague or not clearly defined or stated

    "must you be so indefinite?"; "amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges"; "he would not answer so indefinite a proposal"

  2. indefinite(adj)

    not decided or not known

    "were indefinite about their plans"; "plans are indefinite"

Wiktionary

  1. indefinite(Adjective)

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

  2. indefinite(Adjective)

    Vague or unclear.

  3. indefinite(Adjective)

    Undecided or uncertain.

  4. indefinite(Adjective)

    An integral without specified limits.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indefinite(adj)

    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

  2. Indefinite(adj)

    having no determined or certain limits; large and unmeasured, though not infinite; unlimited; as indefinite space; the indefinite extension of a straight line

  3. Indefinite(adj)

    boundless; infinite

  4. Indefinite(adj)

    too numerous or variable to make a particular enumeration important; -- said of the parts of a flower, and the like. Also, indeterminate

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indefinite

    in-def′i-nit, adj. not limited: not precise or certain: (logic) indeterminate in logical quantity.—adv. Indef′initely.—n. Indef′initeness.

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How to say Indefinite in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indefinite in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indefinite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Indefinite in a Sentence

  1. Jules Lobel:

    It shouldn't be as prolonged as it has been, and under no circumstances should it be indefinite.

  2. Pablo Escobar:

    Haji Bashir Noorzai, currently serving a life sentence in the United States, for all the Americans was possible. Instead, Bergdahl was traded for five senior Taliban leaders who had been serving indefinite sentences at the U.S. military’s prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- a deal he said had been rejected by senior U.S. officials years. My team had a difficult mission and I used all legal means available to recover the hostages. You, the Congress, were my last resort, i am before you because I did my duty and you need to ensure all in uniform can go on doing their duty without fear of reprisal. He said he is being retaliated against because the FBI and others were angry when Duncan Hunter revealed the Defense Department had tried to pay a ransom for Bergdahl, which is against U.S. law. Jason Amerine said Jason Amerine drew their ire when Duncan Hunter submitted a complaint to the Inspector General alleging an.

  3. Eric Butterworth:

    While many people are trying to be in tune with infinite, what they really are is in tune with the indefinite.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes.

  5. Herbert Spencer:

    The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is -- a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.

Images & Illustrations of Indefinite

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Translations for Indefinite

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  • indefinitCatalan, Valencian
  • neurčitýCzech
  • ylimalkainen, määrittelemätön, epävarma, epämääräinen, ääretönFinnish
  • indefinitoItalian
  • 不定Japanese
  • nenoteiktsLatvian
  • niewyraźny, nieograniczony, nieokreślony, nieoznaczonaPolish
  • бесконечный, неопределённый, неясный, безграничный, неограниченныйRussian
  • obestämd, oklarSwedish
  • காலவரையற்றTamil

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