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indefinite

[in-def-uh-nit] /ɪnˈdɛf ə nɪt/
adjective
1.
not definite; without fixed or specified limit; unlimited:
an indefinite number.
2.
not clearly defined or determined; not precise or exact:
an indefinite boundary; an indefinite date in the future.
4.
Botany.
  1. very numerous or not easily counted, as stamens.
  2. (of an inflorescence) indeterminate.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin indēfīnītus. See in-3, definite
Related forms
indefinitely, adverb
indefiniteness, noun
Synonyms
1. unspecified; indeterminate. 2. imprecise, inexact, indistinct, confusing, vague, uncertain.
Antonyms
1, 2. determinate. 2. clear, specific.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-definite

indefinite

/ɪnˈdɛfɪnɪt/
adjective
1.
not certain or determined; unsettled
2.
without exact limits; indeterminate an indefinite number
3.
vague, evasive, or unclear
4.
(botany) Also indeterminate
  1. too numerous to count indefinite stamens
  2. capable of continued growth at the tip of the stem, which does not terminate in a flower an indefinite inflorescence
Derived Forms
indefiniteness, noun
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Word Origin and History for in-definite
indefinite
1530, from L. indefinitus, from in- "not" + definitus (see define).
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