un·​de·​ter·​mined | \ˌən-di-ˈtər-mənd, -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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Whether Auburn softball will have starting shortstop Taylon Snow back for its weekend series at Ole Miss is undetermined. James Crepea, AL.com, "Auburn softball shortstop Taylon Snow's status for Ole Miss series undetermined," 28 Mar. 2018 The cause of the fire is undetermined, according to Bentley. Steve Burns, ajc, "Dozens of residents displaced in DeKalb apartment fire," 9 July 2018 The most common cause of scoliosis type is called idiopathic scoliosis, meaning the cause is undetermined. Dr. Carolyn Kienstra And Dr. Alicia Morrisson, miamiherald, "Scoliosis a common condition that could require medical care," 12 June 2018 The manner of Hrisco’s death was originally ruled as undetermined, but a review of the case in 2010 by South Barrington police and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office led to charges against Buschauer. George Houde, chicagotribune.com, "Comments that suburban woman had made about husband who now is accused of killing her can be used at trial: judge," 31 May 2018 The fountain itself won’t be destroyed, but rather will be dismantled and stored until it is moved to an as-of-yet undetermined location where its artistic and historical significance can be contextualized, according to a city press release. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "Kalamazoo Removes Sculpture Depicting Armed White Settler Towering Over a Native American," 26 Apr. 2018 And a 17-year-old boy was shot shortly before 9:30 a.m. Thursday at an undetermined location. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Three wounded in shootout among five shot in separate incidents in Milwaukee," 17 Jan. 2018 The religious nonprofit plans to reinvest the proceeds to build a church at an undetermined Orlando location, according to a news release. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "More than 700 homes to be built on 200+ acres of land next to Lake Howell in Seminole County," 20 Aug. 2017 An undetermined number of single-story, single-family homes might be in the rage of 1,600 to 2,000 square feet each. Steve Dreyer, Pomerado News, "'Agritopia'-inspired development in works for StoneRidge?," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of undetermined

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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