adjective in·def·i·nite \(ˌ)in-ˈdef-nət, -ˈde-fə-\

: not certain in amount or length

: not clear or certain in meaning or details

Full Definition of INDEFINITE

:  not definite: as
a :  typically designating an unidentified, generic, or unfamiliar person or thing <the indefinite articles a and an> <indefinite pronouns>
b :  not precise :  vague
c :  having no exact limits
indefinite noun
in·def·i·nite·ly adverb
in·def·i·nite·ness noun

Examples of INDEFINITE

  1. We're stuck here for an indefinite period of time.
  2. Their plans have been put on indefinite hold.
  3. She is indefinite about her plans.


Latin indefinitus, from in- + definitus definite
First Known Use: 1530


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