un·​de·​fined | \ˌən-di-ˈfīnd \

Definition of undefined 

: not defined: such as

a : not clearly or precisely shown, described, or limited undefined rules undefined powers a vague, undefined feeling of dread … the true outlines of Clinton's foreign policy remain undefined.— William Greider

b : not provided with a definition an undefined dictionary entry

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And with a government in the undefined near future embracing nationalistic policies and suppressing its citizens’ language, the novel feels disturbingly contemporary. Constance Grady, Vox, "We read all 25 National Book Award finalists for 2018. Here’s what we thought.," 15 Nov. 2018 With a safari hunter’s zeal, Righeimer essentially killed the project by attempting to require from the applicant a refundable deposit of $625,000 to the city for an undefined parking structure to secure his vote. Jeffrey Harlan, latimes.com, "Costa Mesa City Council majority got it wrong by denying Plant project," 10 July 2018 Like many of her predecessors, Mrs. Trump has felt great pressure to live up to the endless and undefined expectations that accompanies the archaic position of First Lady. Kate Andersen Brower, Glamour, "First Ladies Usually Get Their Moment in the SOTU Speech; Last Night, Melania Didn’t," 31 Jan. 2018 The Gambrell Foundation has also signed on to pay for a yet-undefined new push to support the social and emotional needs of students in Project LIFT schools. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "Despite controversy, donors pledge another $6.5 million for west Charlotte schools," 31 May 2018 Read More undefined Anyone with information is asked to call Treasure Island police at 727-547-4595. Carli Teproff, miamiherald, "He’s not your average dog. Nor is his disappearance.," 12 July 2018 Powell kept at work behind the scenes as a very public debate churned over the role of the federal government in the still largely undefined areas of science. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018 Ayesha Curry also caught wind of it all (and probably enjoyed the free publicity) Read More undefinedAlright alright I’ve been entertained enough for the evening. Langston Wertz Jr., charlotteobserver, "Why Houston Rockets fans are bashing Ayesha Curry's soon-to-open restaurant in Houston.," 21 June 2018 Read More undefined Faucher was a prolific writer, publishing six books. Katy Moeller, idahostatesman, "Father Faucher's fall from grace: Child porn charges mar a legacy of service," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of undefined

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undefined was in 1611

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