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- adj. Not definable
- n. Anything that cannot be defined.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not definable, in any sense; indefinable: as, the undefinable bounds of space.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not capable of being precisely or readily described; not easily put into words
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Defining the undefinable is their dirty job, and they have my sympathy.
If so, written constitutions are worse than useless; they are not obligatory, there is no penalty for their violation; obedience to them cannot be enforced; there is no government but that of opinion, fluctuating and uncertain, undefined and undefinable, which is paramount to the fundamental law.
Throughout his career, Kenton pursued a Quixote-like quest for a kind of undefinable art music that, in his own eyes, he never achieved although the symphony-sized "Neophonic" orchestra of the mid-'60s probably came closest.
So its interesting that force is accepted as an elemental "undefinable" term and the ground of mechanics, and that not on the basis of what we observe passively but in terms of our own actions.
But if you cannot even be bothered to look up the term on your own, and are so proud of your ignorance that you dismiss it out of hand as 'undefinable' or 'just a word', the discussion is pointless.
They're one of those "undefinable" bands - they call themselves when they have to "Folkgrass" - some kind of cross between folk music and bluegrass.
Come November, U.S. voters, after well over two centuries, still will not elect to the presidency a Black person who is the descendant of "we the people" who were enslaved not long ago in the U.S.A. These descendants are the Black American people, the group of Blacks whom Kenyan historian Ali Mazrui somehow has come to deem "undefinable" or "unmentionable", or who somehow should not be singled out n view of our long historical existence, lest in some way we might be seen as an "elite."
'undefinable': Not so, we reply; we meet with no passages where the word
It's kind of undefinable, but I would say that it's based around being able to tell other people that you go to West Charlotte and have them be like, "Oh, you go to West Charlotte.
"This experience is undefinable and completely unique to you."