not determinate; not precisely fixed in extent; indefinite; uncertain.
not settled or decided.
5. Mathematics. a.
(of a quantity) undefined, as 0/0.
(of an equation) able to be satisfied by more than one value for each unknown.
Botany. (of an inflorescence) having the axis or axes not ending in a flower or bud, thus allowing further elongation.
something whose value is not specified: used especially in abstract algebra
; a variable.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English Related forms
< Late Latin indēterminātus.