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[in-di-tur-muh-nuh-see] /ˌɪn dɪˈtɜr mə nə si/
the condition or quality of being indeterminate; indetermination.
Origin of indeterminacy
1640-50; indetermin(ate) + -acy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Yet with respect to the principle of indeterminacy relating does not necessarily imply acting.
  • It made instability, indeterminacy and multiple points of view staples of modern art.
  • The indeterminacy is built into the emotion of the moment.
  • The author has attempted to define the term more specifically than as an instance of indeterminacy.
  • Additional sources of stress are the indeterminacy of prison sentences and long exposure to the noxious features of prison life.
Word Origin and History for indeterminacy

1640s, see indeterminate + -acy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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