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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A week after the night of the 2018 midterm elections, Georgia’s race for governor is still undecided. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams Was Arrested During a Protest About Uncounted Votes in the Race Between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp," 14 Nov. 2018 Rosenthal, who is undecided on a major, will run track and cross country for UCSD on an athletic scholarship. P.k. Daniel, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Union-Tribune All-Academic Team Captains for spring sports," 6 June 2018 Wolf leads each Republican in hypothetical head-to-head matches, according to a March Franklin and Marshall poll, but large percentages are still undecided. Andrew Seidman, Philly.com, "'Deadbeat dad': Pa GOP gov primary goes negative," 6 Apr. 2018 Portugal and Estonia, both net recipients of funds, are prepared to raise their contributions, while France and Belgium are still undecided. Bloomberg.com, "President Trump Speaks at CPAC," 23 Feb. 2018 But more than a third of voters, 37.95 percent, are still undecided with six weeks left until Election Day. Kate Shepherd, Chicago Reader, "News / Did You Read __________? Rauner delivers his final State of the State address with an eye to November elections, and other Chicago news," 31 Jan. 2018 In Florida, many voters remain undecided about what the best leadership approach is — and who the best leader is out of the five-person Democratic gubernatorial primary pack. Ali Vitali /, NBC News, "Gwen Graham, the only woman running for Florida gov, hopes to break the glass ceiling," 7 July 2018 Meanwhile, new poll shows Dems are undecided about a leader for 2020. Fox News, "President Trump faces pivotal days at home and overseas," 6 July 2018 Allen, as is Hovis, is undecided about where his five-year commitment will be. Terry Monahan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Poway wrestling program a pipeline to Naval Academy," 28 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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