[in-di-tur-muh-nit] /ˌɪn dɪˈtɜr mə nɪt/
not determinate; not precisely fixed in extent; indefinite; uncertain.
not clear; vague.
not settled or decided.
Botany. (of an inflorescence) having the axis or axes not ending in a flower or bud, thus allowing further elongation.
Mathematics. something whose value is not specified: used especially in abstract algebra; a variable.
uncertain in extent, amount, or nature
not definite; inconclusive: an indeterminate reply
unable to be predicted, calculated, or deduced
(physics) (of an effect) not obeying the law of causality; noncausal
(botany) another word for indefinite (sense 4)
(of a structure, framework, etc) comprising forces that cannot be fully analysed, esp by vector analysis
late 14c., from Late Latin indeterminatus “undefined,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + determinatus, past participle of determinare (see determine). Related: Indeterminately.
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.
noun, Criminal Law. 1. a penalty, imposed by a court, that has relatively wide limits or no limits, as one of imprisonment for one to ten years. noun 1. (law) a prison sentence the length of which depends on the prisoner’s conduct
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[in-di-tur-muh-ney-shuh n] /ˌɪn dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the quality or condition of being . 2. an unsettled state, as of the mind.
[in-di-tur-muh-niz-uh m] /ˌɪn dɪˈtɜr məˌnɪz əm/ noun, Philosophy. 1. the doctrine that human actions, though influenced somewhat by preexisting psychological and other conditions, are not entirely governed by them but retain a certain freedom and spontaneity. 2. the theory that the will is to some extent independent of the strength of motives, or may itself […]