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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Three were caused by fireworks and two have undetermined causes. Ruth Brown, idahostatesman, "Boise Fire responds to more fires on the Fourth of July this year than last," 5 July 2018 Since there are many unanswered questions and limited additional evidence available for evaluation, it is opined by this Medical Examiner that the manner of death should be left as undetermined. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "The True Story of the Lost Sci-Fi Movie "Brainstorm," Natalie Wood’s Last Film," 21 Dec. 2018 The company also announced a 5G version of the Galaxy S10, though price and launch date are still undetermined... Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Samsung Can’t Bend Smartphone Market Realities," 20 Feb. 2019 Factor in another 255lbs (116kg) for the T6's AWD system or an as-yet-undetermined amount more for the T8 plug-in hybrid bits and take note: this is not a featherweight. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Volvo’s new V60 is proof the station wagon must never die," 17 Oct. 2018 The man left the bank with an undetermined amount of cash in a bag from Price Chopper supermarket, police said. Debora Almeida, BostonGlobe.com, "Shrewsbury police searching for suspect in bank robbery," 9 July 2018 In the bank branch in the 1700 block of Connecticut, police said he was given an undetermined amount, and fled. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Bank robber doesn’t hand over note, he throws it, police say," 12 June 2018 Those fish will turn up on the coast and be a nuisance for an undetermined amount of time. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Fishing in Galveston Bay discouraged after natural ‘fish kill’," 6 June 2018 The man was carrying an empty gas can and had a BB-gun, an undetermined amount of cash and cigarettes. Mikaela Porter, courant.com, "West Hartford Police Arrest Man After Robbery At Prospect Avenue Gas Station," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of undetermined

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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