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.

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. Gilson Pelicioni:

    It is now for an indefinite period.

  2. Pardiss Kebriaei:

    Continuing, still indefinite detention after all this time is unprecedented and experimental.

  3. Jules Lobel:

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

  4. Elizabeth Warren:

    Separating kids is unacceptable – but indefinite imprisonment of families is still cruel inhumane.

  5. Eric Butterworth:

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

Images & Illustrations of indefinite

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Translations for indefinite

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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