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indetermination

Definitions

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  • n. Want of determination; an unsettled or wavering state, as of the mind.
  • n. Want of fixed or stated direction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of determination; an unsettled or wavering state, as of the mind.
  • n. Lack of fixed or stated direction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Lack of determination; an unsettled or wavering state, as of the mind; want of fixed or stated direction.

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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Examples

  • "This is also a result of the ongoing events promoting trade with Iran and of the uncritical journeys to Iran by German members of Parliament, by which the German side undermines the sanctions and signals weakness and indetermination."

    Heather Robinson: German Activists to German Pols and Business Leaders: Stop Appeasing Tehran

  • This indetermination toward what will inhere in reality, however, would be an obstacle to foreknowledge and, for us, to acting.

    Francis of Marchia

  • There is also (2) a posterior indetermination ˜about inhering™ (de inesse), with respect to what will be the case in reality.

    Francis of Marchia

  • There is (1) an indetermination ˜about the possible™ (de possibili), with respect to being able to act and being able not to act.

    Francis of Marchia

  • The former is mere indetermination (it is without limits because it is without reality); the latter is aesthetic determinability (it has limits, because it embraces all reality).

    Notes on 'Aesthetic Violence and the Legitimacy of Reading Romanticism'

  • Matter is the wholly poor: the very ambition towards the good is a sign of existing indetermination; there is a lack of shape and of Reason in that which must aspire towards the Good, and the greater degree of effort implies the lower depth of materiality.

    The Six Enneads.

  • The First cannot be in the soulless or in an unreasoning life; such a life is too feeble in being; it is reason dissipated, it is indetermination; only in the measure of approach towards reason is there liberation from happening; the rational is above chance.

    The Six Enneads.

  • No doubt even in things of the nearer order there was indetermination, but within a form; they were undetermined not utterly but only in contrast with their perfect state: at this extreme point we have the utter lack of determination.

    The Six Enneads.

  • Matter is no Soul; it is not Intellect, is not Life, is no Ideal-Principle, no Reason-Principle; it is no limit or bound, for it is mere indetermination; it is not a power, for what does it produce?

    The Six Enneads.

  • The Dyad is a secondary; deriving from unity, it finds in unity the determinant needed by its native indetermination: once there is any determination, there is Number, in the sense, of course, of the real [the archetypal] Number.

    The Six Enneads.

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