undetermined

adjective

un·​de·​ter·​mined ˌən-di-ˈtər-mənd How to pronounce undetermined (audio)
-dē-
: 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

Examples of undetermined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2017, the forensic pathologists there — both of them — quit because the sheriff-coroner was changing their death in custody cases from homicide to accidents or undetermined. Keri Blakinger, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 However, Valeo is seeking further legal consequences for Nvidia, including an undetermined amount in restitution and damages, an injunction to prevent Nvidia using or disclosing its trade secrets, and a declaration that Nvidia has no rights to use Valeo’s confidential research. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 24 Nov. 2023 While the financial outcome is still undetermined, the Fresno case illustrates how public officials and private interests can bend laws meant to provide transparency and accountability for spending taxpayer money. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 3 Feb. 2024 What is known: There will be an undetermined charge in addition to Amazon’s regular monthly subscription fee. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 2 Feb. 2024 There is no estimate of how many Palestinians in Gaza have died directly or indirectly of hunger: With the vast majority of the population displaced and the medical system largely in ruins, many deaths have gone uncounted, or their cause undetermined. Loay Ayyoub, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2024 An autopsy would reveal Muñoz had died from a mixed drug intoxication, but the manner of her death was undetermined. Iris Carreras, CBS News, 15 Dec. 2023 The investigation is ongoing and the cause of the crash remains undetermined. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 25 Jan. 2024 There’s no reason to pretend that isn’t a fact, or delay saying it publicly until an undetermined point in the future. Nr Staff, National Review, 15 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undetermined was in the 15th century

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“Undetermined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undetermined. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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