un·de·cid·ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈsī-dəd \

Definition of undecided 

1 : not having made a decision undecided voters … jurors announced they had reached verdicts on some counts, but remained undecided on some of the most serious charges. —David A. Kaplan

2 : not having an answer or result : not yet determined or settled an undecided question/issue

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On Monday, administration officials fanned out on TV to talk up the state of trade negotiations but acknowledged much remains up in the air and undecided. Eileen Sullivan, New York Times, "Trump Defends Administration’s Trade Strategy With China," 21 May 2018 Among Cuban-Americans, Scott is ahead 58 percent to 30 percent, with 12 percent undecided. Anthony Man, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Rick Scott leads Bill Nelson in poll of South Florida Hispanic voters," 12 July 2018 In mid-June, the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune published a poll that showed O’Rourke down by five points among registered voters, with 17 percent undecided. Andrew Rice, Daily Intelligencer, "Can a Democrat Ever Win in Texas?," 10 July 2018 Thirty-two businesses are still undecided on their plans. Kate Magill, Howard County Times, "A month after flooding, Ellicott City shops reach a watershed moment in deciding whether to return," 29 June 2018 Wolf led Wagner 48 percent to 29 percent, with 23 percent undecided. Chris Brennan, Philly.com, "Pa. Poll: Wolf and Casey lead GOP candidates by double-digits," 14 June 2018 Thirty-nine percent viewed Trump favorably, with only 2 percent undecided. Chrissie Thompson, Cincinnati.com, "New poll: President Donald Trump isn't on the ballot in 2018. In Ohio, he might as well be," 13 June 2018 Recent polling in the race by Survey USA for The San Diego -Union Tribune and 10News showed Stephan ahead, 45 percent to 25 percent, with 30 percent undecided. Greg Moran, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Families in high profile cases come out in final days of DA race," 2 June 2018 Krebs landed at 23 percent, Tapio at 13 percent, with 23 percent undecided. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "U.S. House candidate wants to end reservations, says Indians are ‘victims of incest’," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of undecided

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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un·de·cid·ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈsī-dəd \

Kids Definition of undecided

1 : not yet settled or decided The date for the picnic is still undecided.

2 : not having decided : uncertain what to do We are still undecided about where to stay.

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