Definitions

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  • adj. not determinate; unsettled or uncertain

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Nor determinate; not settled or certain; indeterminate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Indeterminate.

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Examples

  • Rock and Mack, both squirrel feists of undeterminate lineage.

    I'm sure this has probably been done to death but I'll ask anyway cuz I'm new. . . would anyone share their hunting dog's name?

  • And that cannot but be very far from a positive complete idea, wherein the greatest part of what I would comprehend is left out, under the undeterminate intimation of being still greater.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • For in duration we consider it as if this line of number were extended both ways — to an unconceivable, undeterminate, and infinite length; which is evident to any one that will but reflect on what consideration he hath of Eternity; which, I suppose, will find to be nothing else but the turning this infinity of number both ways, a parte ante, and a parte post, as they speak.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • A better explanation might be 6 stages of undeterminate length.

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  • Assume that one were an ID proponent who believes that the mechanism involves some undeterminate design?

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  • One of them was Luther's old colleague, Carlstadt, who had returned in July from a short visit to Copenhagen, whither the King of Denmark had invited him to promote the new evangelical theology at the university, but had soon again dismissed him, and who now assumed the lead at Wittenberg with a passionate and ambitious, but undeterminate zeal.

    Life of Luther

  • Or if there be any difficulty in these decisions, it proceeds entirely from the undeterminate meaning of words, which is corrected by juster definitions.

    Of the academical or sceptical Philosophy. Part III

  • Bishop Butler has explained what the Greek philosophers meant when they spoke of living according to Nature, and he says that when it is explained, as he has explained it and as they understood it, it is “a manner of speaking not loose and undeterminate, but clear and distinct, strictly just and true.

    The Philosophy of Antoninus, by George Long, M. A

  • It was an undeterminate, inexplicable shiver and shudder of sound, which went wailing out of the window.

    Humorous Ghost Stories

  • And those same rose-crimson splendours found repetition upon the narrow, polished surface of the many lines of rails, causing them to stand out, as though of red-hot metal, from the undeterminate gray-drab of the track where it curved away, southeastward, across the darkening country towards the Savoy

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

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