Definition of indefinite
: not definite: such asa : typically designating an unidentified, generic, or unfamiliar person or thing <the indefinite articles a and an> <indefinite pronouns>b : not precise : vaguec : having no exact limits
Examples of indefinite in a sentence
We're stuck here for an indefinite period of time.
Their plans have been put on indefinite hold.
She is indefinite about her plans.
Origin and Etymology of indefinite
Latin indefinitus, from in- + definitus definite
First Known Use: 1530
INDEFINITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indefinite for English Language Learners
: not certain in amount or length
: not clear or certain in meaning or details
INDEFINITE Defined for Kids
Definition of indefinite for Students
1 : not certain in amount or length <an indefinite period>
2 : not clear in meaning or details <She is indefinite about her plans.>
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