What does indefinite mean?

Definitions for indefinite
ɪnˈdɛf ə nɪtin·def·i·nite

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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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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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. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.

  2. Primo Levi:

    For me chemistry represented an indefinite cloud of future potentialities which enveloped my life to come in black volutes torn by fiery flashes, like those which had hidden Mount Sinai. Like Moses, from that cloud I expected my law, the principle of order in me, around me, and in the world. I would watch the buds swell in spring, the mica glint in the granite, my own hands, and I would say to myself: I will understand this, too, I will understand everything.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Immortality is defined as the indefinite continuation of a person's existence even after death. In other words, it is a never-ending existence, regardless of whether or not the body dies. I mean, it is the state of being able to live perpetually. That is to say, an immortal being is anyone who has achieved immortality (enduring fame). And consequently, he or she will never be forgotten. Because, he or she deserves to be remembered and celebrated globally or perpetually. Now listen up, many mortals like you have already achieved immortality through their passions, generosities, magnanimities, sagacities, professions, careers and through their God-given resources, gifts, talents, inventions, discoveries, creativities, originalities, ingenuities, published books, quotes, thoughts, insights, motivations, inspirations and other publications. For instance, all writers or authors right here or out there have already achieved immortality via their published books, quotes, insights, ideas, motivations, inspirations and via other written works or publications. In fact, that's why they (authors or writers) will surely be remembered and celebrated globally or perpetually throughout the posterity ahead (all future generations). Yes! because the writers or authors published books, quotes, insights, ideas, motivations, inspirations and other written works or publications will surely be read, shared, assimilated, adopted, utilized, celebrated or criticized globally and perpetually by the posterity ahead (all future generations ahead). Anyway, that connotes and infers, if you (personally) really long to be remembered or celebrated globally and perpetually after your demise, then you should strive to achieve immortality now that you are still alive either through your passion, profession, career, generosity or through your God-given sagacity, knowledge, gift, talent, resources, thoughts, insights, ideas or stuffs like that. Better still, endeavour to write and publish something worth reading or endeavour to succeed in doing things that are worth writing. All I'm saying is that you too can make a difference and you can equally succeed in leaving a positive legacy behind for the posterity ahead. Believe you me, you can do just that. Note: I (personally) do believe in you. So come on, dare to believe in your own self. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Donald Trump:

    America does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria, as other nations step up their contributions we look forward to the day we can bring our warriors home.

  5. Michael Tan:

    This ruling means the Trump administration cannot use indefinite detention as a weapon to punish and deter asylum seekers.

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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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