HyperDic: indeterminate

English > 5 senses of the word indeterminate:
ADJECTIVEallindeterminate, undeterminednot precisely determined or established
allindeterminatehaving a capacity for continuing to grow at the apex
allindeterminateof uncertain or ambiguous nature
allindeterminatenot capable of being determined
allindeterminatenot leading to a definite ending or result
indeterminate > pronunciation
Soundsih.ndihter'mihniht
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > indeterminate: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance.
Examples
  • "of indeterminate age"
  • "a zillion is a large indeterminate number"
  • "an indeterminate point of law"
  • "the influence of environment is indeterminate"
  • "an indeterminate future"
Synonymundetermined
Narrowercost-plusDetermining payment based on the actual cost of production plus an agreed-upon fee or rate of profit
open-endedallowing for a spontaneous response
See alsoinconclusivenot conclusive
indeterminable, undeterminablenot capable of being definitely decided or ascertained
uncertainnot established beyond doubt
Oppositedeterminateprecisely determined or limited or defined
Spanishindeterminado
Nounsindeterminatenessthe quality of being vague and poorly defined / defined
English > indeterminate: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a capacity for continuing to grow at the apex.
Example"an indeterminate stem"
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
NarrowerracemoseHaving stalked flowers along an elongated stem that continue to open in succession from below as the stem continues to grow
Oppositedeterminatenot continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex
Spanishindeterminado, racemoso
English > indeterminate: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf uncertain or ambiguous nature.
Example"the equivocal (or indeterminate) objects painted by surrealists"
Broaderequivocal, ambiguousopen to two or more interpretations
Nounsindeterminatenessthe quality of being vague and poorly defined / defined
English > indeterminate: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot capable of being determined.
Example"the indeterminate number of plant species in the jungle"
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Broaderindeterminable, undeterminablenot capable of being definitely decided or ascertained
Spanishindeterminado
Nounsindeterminatenessthe quality of being vague and poorly defined / defined
English > indeterminate: 5 senses > adjective 5
Meaningnot leading to a definite ending or result.
Example"an indeterminate campaign"
Broaderinconclusivenot conclusive
Spanishindefinido, indeterminado
Nounsindeterminatenessthe quality of being vague and poorly defined / defined

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