from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not defined clearly or distinctly: an ill-defined concept; an ill-defined view across the foggy moor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Poorly defined; blurry, out of focus; lacking a clear boundary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not distinct; not well marked out: as, an ill-defined sensation; specifically, in zoology, without definite borders: said of marks, depressions, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. poorly stated or described
But the term is ill-defined, so explain references to it in earnings articles and also include net income, the figure required by the SEC and accountants.
In other words having a real-world, timely-measurable, good impact on a group of people for whom their problems and the relevance of technologies for solutions are open and ill-defined questions at the beginning of study, raises significant challenges and ones that seem at odds with the ways that Computer Science does disciplinary business.
In the search for answers, there is no reason to stop at M-theory, which is not strictly speaking a theory at all but an ill-defined speculation about how string theory, itself a speculation about quantum gravity, may cohere.
Don´t cross that often ill-defined "macho" line or do so at your peril.
We could see now, as we had not a few short weeks earlier when Henry first began behaving strangely, that mental illness was a mysterious, ill-defined disorder, wholly different from physical ills like tuberculosis or cholera, which could be cured with the right medicine.
"We have more than 100,000 troops in Afghanistan risking life and limb, at a cost of $10 billion a month, to pursue ill-defined goals whose achievement" can only barely be imagined.
We along with the PSOne camp can't fathom playing a game that's simple, without competitive elements, or lacking in some ill-defined sense of substance.
It might help, at least, to stop applying this ill-defined term to anyone who works, unpaid, for longer than three weeks.
Windows 7 will set you back at least $199, but upgrade paths for new PC buyers are still ill-defined for Australian users.
He returns to Pakistan amid a row over his government's alleged role in an ill-defined plan to enlist the support of the U.S. to reduce the power of Pakistan's military in domestic politics.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.