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 But many details of the transportation alternatives are still undetermined. Taylor Dolven, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2022 His identity was unknown and the manner and cause of his death was undetermined. CBS News, 13 July 2022 Assistant Fire Chief Steve Kon said the cause is undetermined, but the department has an idea of what may have happened. Lydia Morrell, Journal Sentinel, 5 July 2022 Cabrales-Arzola tested positive for cocaine and MDMA, as well as other drugs, which were undetermined. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 3 July 2022 DeKalb fire officials said the cause of the incident was undetermined and did not provide further details about the circumstances around the fire. John Spink, ajc, 1 July 2022 An autopsy was performed March 16 and cause of death was undetermined. Hannah Brock, The Indianapolis Star, 17 June 2022 Future School finished the regular season as the No. 4 seed but will also forfeit an undetermined number of conference wins as well. Arkansas Online, 18 Feb. 2022 Civil defense authorities in mountainous Rio de Janeiro state said an undetermined number of people remained missing, and Petropolis Mayor Rubens Bomtempo said the number of dead could rise as searchers sift through the debris. Harold Maass, The Week, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of undetermined

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Undetermined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undetermined. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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