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indefinite

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.

Origin of INDEFINITE

Latin indefinitus, from in- + definitus definite
First Known Use: 1530
INDEFINITENESSES Defined for Kids

indefinite

adjective in·def·i·nite \in-ˈde-fə-nət\

Definition of INDEFINITE for Kids

1
:  not certain in amount or length <an indefinite period>
2
:  not clear in meaning or details <She is indefinite about her plans.>
in·def·i·nite·ly adverb

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