Definition of indefinite
: not definite: such asa : typically designating an unidentified, generic, or unfamiliar person or thing the indefinite articles a and an indefinite pronounsb : 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.
Recent Examples of indefinite from the Web
More recently, Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck took an indefinite leave of absence after being sued by a former female employee, Ann Lai, for harassment and defamation.
Caldwell tried to duck and cover, first by denying, then by taking an indefinite leave of absence, and ultimately by issuing a weak tea apology.
With One Direction taking some time apart for an indefinite amount of time, the band’s members have been pursuing their respective solo projects, with Louis Tomlinson gearing up to release an album via his own record label later this year.
Meanwhile, late-night service — which had already been cut back since last year because of emergency repairs — goes on indefinite hiatus.
A contentious board meeting led to Kalanick's decision a week earlier to take an indefinite leave of absence, but many investors -- worried about the company's reputation as well as their own -- believed the move didn't go far enough.
Now that Kalanick’s indefinite leave has become definite, Uber finds itself at a crossroads.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned effective immediately, following an indefinite leave of absence that was announced just last week.
The surprise resignation comes a week after Kalanick agreed to take an indefinite leave of absence, a move the board stressed was the chief executive's choice.
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Origin and Etymology of indefinite
Latin indefinitus, from in- + definitus definite
First Known Use: 1530See Words from the same year
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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