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

indefinitely (ɪnˈdɛfɪnɪtlɪ)
 
adv
without any limit of time or number

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indefinite
1530, from L. indefinitus, from in- "not" + definitus (see define).

indefinitely
late 15c., from indefinite.
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Example sentences
All nature is enchanted, and fruitful as imagination itself in indefinitely
  varied creations.
Many people remain penned up in refugee camps more or less indefinitely.
Here obviously tenure is not an option, but the contract can be renewed
  indefinitely.
Some of her cancer cells, however, became the first human cells to reproduce
  and survive indefinitely outside the human body.
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