indefinite

[in-def-uh-nit]
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.
a.
very numerous or not easily counted, as stamens.
b.
(of an inflorescence) indeterminate.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin indēfīnītus. See in-3, definite

indefinitely, adverb
indefiniteness, noun


1. unspecified; indeterminate. 2. imprecise, inexact, indistinct, confusing, vague, uncertain.


1, 2. determinate. 2. clear, specific.
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indefinite (ɪnˈdɛfɪnɪt)
 
adj
1.  not certain or determined; unsettled
2.  without exact limits; indeterminate: an indefinite number
3.  vague, evasive, or unclear
4.  botany Also: indeterminate
 a.  too numerous to count: indefinite stamens
 b.  capable of continued growth at the tip of the stem, which does not terminate in a flower: an indefinite inflorescence
 
in'definiteness
 
n

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indefinite
1530, from L. indefinitus, from in- "not" + definitus (see define).
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Example sentences
It has also proposed a new statute authorizing the indefinite detention without
  trial of terrorism suspects.
And with indefinite and growing boundaries which deny others the right to exist.
Project this into the indefinite future and economic nirvana beckons.
And he promised an end to rendition and indefinite detention.
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