undetermined

adjective
un·​de·​ter·​mined | \ ˌən-di-ˈtər-mənd How to pronounce undetermined (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of undetermined

: not definitely or authoritatively decided, settled, or identified : not determined an undetermined boundary an undetermined species at an as yet undetermined time an undetermined number of people

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Recent Examples on the Web For Revel OTR, a staff member who tested positive more than a week ago resulted in the owners deciding to close for an undetermined amount of time, according to the winery's Facebook post. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, "Three OTR bars close Wednesday over COVID-19: Sam Adams taproom plans week-long closure," 25 June 2020 The suspect took an undetermined amount of cigarettes and alcohol before fleeing. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Burglar takes cigarettes and alcohol: Westlake Police Blotter," 20 June 2020 The Medical Examiner's Office changed the manner of death from accident to undetermined, triggering an avalanche of news coverage and unleashing a flood of new leads. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, "Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water," 4 Feb. 2018 The plan calls for the golf-cart-sized VIPER to roll off of Astrobotic’s lander at a still-undetermined locale in the vicinity of the moon’s south pole in 2023. Leonard David, Scientific American, "NASA’s Hunt for Lunar Water Intensifies," 24 June 2020 Piracy has long been a top concern among publishers, especially in the digital age, although the actual impact on sales is undetermined. Time, "Pirated Copies of John Bolton's Memoir Leak Online," 22 June 2020 Ohio State and Boston College are moving their series from 2026-27 to undetermined future dates. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State football future schedules: 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025," 20 June 2020 Tulsa Health Department spokesperson Leanne Stephens said an undetermined number of cases were linked to two recent indoor gatherings but declined to name them. Author: Paul J. Weber, Anchorage Daily News, "Some states hit pause, others press on amid spike in virus," 13 June 2020 With the first round expected to end no later than Aug. 29, an undetermined albeit limited number of family and guests can visit Orlando beginning on Aug. 30. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "NBA sets timeline: Coaches can begin working with players on June 23," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of undetermined

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jul 2020

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“Undetermined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undetermined. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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