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- n. The characteristic of being indefinite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being indefinite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being indefinite, undefined, unlimited, or not precise and certain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being vague and poorly defined
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The only reply that it is possible is that the indefiniteness is the result of design.
It is extremely difficult to distinguish in observation between vagueness of the illusion due to feebleness in the after-image depending on faint illumination, dark-colored discs or lack of the desirable difference in luminosity between the sectors (cf.p. 171) and the indefiniteness which is due to broad transition-bands existing between the (relatively) pure-color bands.
They illustrate that indefiniteness which is characteristic of Greek mythology, a theology with no central authority, no link on historic time, liable from the first to an unobserved transformation.
'indefiniteness' and 'general imbecility' of what we had to offer -- all so unworthy a _Bostonian_ audience -- we commenced, and with many interruptions of applause, concluded.
"indefiniteness" of the Tiger leave and after first claiming "the PGA Tour has not been significantly impacted in a negative way" provided this more realistic assessment.
Its euphony and indefiniteness were a charm tohim.
Its euphony and indefiniteness were a charm to him.
He argues that "doctrinal indefiniteness can be a reasonable expression of epistemic modesty, and that even doctrinal entanglement can be justified when it is the only way of preserving, in the sociocultural environment available, a reflectively stable orientation."
Instead, he put it off with vagueness and indefiniteness and inquired after the family, particularly after Mrs. Morse and Ruth.
I find indefiniteness a bit harder to get my head around.