from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not conclusive: inconclusive evidence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not conclusive, not leading to a conclusion
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not conclusive; leading to no conclusion; not closing or settling a point in debate, or a doubtful question.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not conclusive in evidence or argument; not leading to a determination or conclusion; not decisive or convincing; indeterminate.
- Not conclusive in action; reaching no definite conclusion or result; producing no conclusive effect; ineffective; inefficient: as, inconclusive experiments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question
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I guess that's what you call inconclusive in a press release.
For de Man, this double bind, far from being a reflection of the "authoritative voice" that he describes at the essay's opening, instead "produced frustrating books and teachers" — books and teachers that remain "inconclusive" rather than synthetic or summative, books and teachers trapped in the double imperative of close textual analysis and a conflicted yet "persistent commitment to the historical outlook."
Studies on that question remain inconclusive, however.
German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy met in Berlin on Wednesday after what was described as an "inconclusive phone call" read: "it ended with someone hanging up on someone"
The follow up question is "What happens when there are more clouds" and the answer is "inconclusive" - the reduction in sunlight might induce a cooling effect, the increase in cloud insulation might induce a warming effect, or there might be a little of both.
I love how the media is describing the result as "inconclusive" - they are so in the tank for Obama that if he beat her by 10 percentage points, it would be the knockout blow.
And in an interview, she deemed the adverse health effects of steroid use "inconclusive" - thereby reminding voters of the and other banned performance-enhancing substitutes in the WWE.
Tests of a new bayonet replacement remain inconclusive.
It was also inconclusive, which is why negotiating a government will go on for several more weeks.
The medical tricorder analysis is inconclusive, which is odd.