Indeterminately



[in-di-tur-muh-nit] /ˌɪn dɪˈtɜr mə nɪt/

adjective
1.
not determinate; not precisely fixed in extent; indefinite; uncertain.
2.
not clear; vague.
3.
not established.
4.
not settled or decided.
5.
Mathematics.

6.
Botany. (of an inflorescence) having the axis or axes not ending in a flower or bud, thus allowing further elongation.
noun
7.
Mathematics. something whose value is not specified: used especially in abstract algebra; a variable.
/ˌɪndɪˈtɜːmɪnɪt/
adjective
1.
uncertain in extent, amount, or nature
2.
not definite; inconclusive: an indeterminate reply
3.
unable to be predicted, calculated, or deduced
4.
(physics) (of an effect) not obeying the law of causality; noncausal
5.
(maths)

6.
(botany) another word for indefinite (sense 4)
7.
(of a structure, framework, etc) comprising forces that cannot be fully analysed, esp by vector analysis
adj.

late 14c., from Late Latin indeterminatus “undefined,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + determinatus, past participle of determinare (see determine). Related: Indeterminately.
indeterminate
(ĭn’dĭ-tûr’mə-nĭt)
Continuing to grow at the apical meristem or the terminal bud indefinitely, allowing for the development of an ever-increasing number of plant organs such as leaves, stems, or flowers to the side.

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