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indeterminateness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being indeterminate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being indeterminate; lack of settled limits; want of precision; indefiniteness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being vague and poorly defined

Etymologies

indeterminate +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hence income number 3 is subject to ‘indeterminateness’ (p. 175).

    Herman Daly Festschrift~ Hicksian income, welfare, and the steady state

  • The Humean view fails to explain the continuity we experience in our lives and the Leibnizian view fails to explain the indeterminateness we experience when considering the future.

    Charles Hartshorne

  • His very indeterminateness is an artform in itself.

    Andy Warhol was born 80 years ago today

  • In a passage in Was ist Metaphysik? in which Heidegger refers to Hegel's Logic, saying that being and nothing indeed belong together; however, they belong together not because both agree in their character of indeterminateness or immediacy, but rather because being is finite endlich in its very essence.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Well, I think that in some ways the indeterminateness of this congressional hearing reflects mess society generally in their attitude toward what is going on.

    Has Obama Crested?

  • The indeterminacy in question is plainly not the one considered in section 3: what is in question now is the indeterminateness of propositions, not of senses.

    Wittgenstein's Logical Atomism

  • But even then there would be further problems, for its quite unclear what Wittgenstein means by an “indeterminateness” in a proposition.

    Wittgenstein's Logical Atomism

  • They stress the hopeless indeterminateness of the preceding parliamentary régime more than I should do.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • As in the case of consciousness, the field of action also involves the distinction between focal point and margin—where what occupies the area at or around the focal point is experienced as more concrete or “real”—along with the recognition of the indeterminateness or uncertainty of the margin.

    Engaged spirituality.

  • The task has been not only to attain quantitative precision, where such is possible, but also to elucidate the margins of uncertainty and the indeterminateness which arises, among other things, from qualitative changes in consumption and production.

    The Prize in Economics 1971 - Presentation Speech

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