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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Examples of undetermined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in December 2019, ICP withdrew from the deal, citing an undetermined level of ground contamination. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 10 June 2021 The cause and approximate year of the man’s death remain undetermined. Anita Snow, The Arizona Republic, 8 June 2021 Davis, Ragan and Isley are joining a still-undetermined number of boxers allowed to fight in Tokyo after turning pro because of rule changes enacted before the Rio de Janeiro Games allowing professional prizefighters into the Olympic field. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, 7 June 2021 Passengers who are unvaccinated or unable to verify vaccination will be required to undergo testing and follow other undetermined protocols. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, 7 June 2021 The cause and circumstances of the person’s death were undetermined on Saturday, said airport spokesperson Doug Yakel. Lauren Hernández, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 June 2021 The virus’ origin remained stubbornly undetermined — a frustrating fact for those who yearned for a clear, uncluttered narrative. Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2021 The Wall Street Journal this week, citing anonymous U.S. officials, reported that American spy agencies recently saw two planes belonging to China's People's Liberation Army land at an Emirati airport and unload crates of undetermined materiel. Jon Gambrell, Star Tribune, 27 May 2021 The autopsy does not list a manner of death (accidental, homicide, natural causes, suicide or undetermined). Theresa Waldrop And Chris Boyette, CNN, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of undetermined

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jun 2021

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“Undetermined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undetermined. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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