undetermined

adjective
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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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 At the risk of letting virus sweep through the encampment, the school is shutting down K-ville for an undetermined amount of time. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Duke’s Krzyzewskiville Tent Village Forced to Shut Down Due to Flu Epidemic," 1 Feb. 2018 In the first game without him for an undetermined amount of time, the Cavaliers' offense scuffled all night. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers impressed with ability to 'grind out' win, lean on defense against Miami," 31 Jan. 2018 Considered the ultimate medical audit, an autopsy can be categorized by five different rulings for cause of death: natural, accident, homicide, suicide, or undetermined. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Complete History of the Autopsy," 26 Dec. 2018 With 218 seats needed for a majority in the 435-member Houses, Democrats have won 220 and the Republicans 193, with winners undetermined in 22 races. Jill Colvin, The Seattle Times, "Added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of undetermined

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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