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Meaning of Indeterminate

That which Is uncertain, or not particularly designated; as, if I sell you one hundred bushels of wheat, without stating what wheat. 1 Bouv. Inst, note 950.


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Synonyms of Indeterminate


  • ambiguous
  • anceps
  • boundless
  • cryptic
  • dubius
  • endless
  • equivocal
  • featureless
  • fluctuant
  • fluid
  • formless
  • hazy
  • illdefined
  • immeasurable
  • in a state of uncertainty
  • in doubt
  • inarticulated
  • incalculable
  • incertus
  • inconclusive
  • indefinite
  • indistinct
  • infinite
  • interminable
  • limitless
  • measureless
  • nonspecific
  • not ascertained
  • not designated
  • not fixed
  • not fixed in extent
  • not made certain
  • not particularly designated
  • not precise
  • not settled
  • obscure
  • open
  • open to question
  • shapeless
  • speculative
  • termless
  • unbounded
  • uncertain
  • unclear
  • undecided
  • undefined
  • unfathomable
  • unfixed
  • unlimited
  • unmeasured
  • unordered
  • unresolved
  • unsettled
  • unspecified
  • vague
  • without bound
  • without end
  • without limit
  • without measure
  • Associated Concepts: indeterminate damages
  • indeterminate penalty
  • indeterminate punishment
  • indeterminate sentence

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