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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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 But what caused her death remains undetermined by medical examiners. Nicholas Rondinone, courant.com, "Man Charged After Police Unearth Remains In Bloomfield Wetland," 8 June 2018 Futures Command is expected to have up to 500 employees, with an undetermined mixture of active-duty soldiers and civilians. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, "Army to unveil details about new Futures Command in biggest reorganization in 45 years," 12 July 2018 Immediate expansion plans call for a Sharpstown-area high school this year, an East End high school in 2020 and campuses in southwest Houston at an undetermined date. Jacob Carpenter, Houston Chronicle, "KIPP’s four charter networks merge into single statewide group," 11 July 2018 The piglets and their mother will be bonding for an undetermined length of time before going on public display at the zoo, Magill said. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Newborn warthog piglets doing well and are sort of cute," 4 July 2018 Officials said Iorns suffered undetermined medical distress while on the water and an autopsy was conducted Thursday to determine the cause of death. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "Double-amputee Army veteran dies while paddle boarding," 29 June 2018 House cocktails figure to be a little more unorthodox, including a bourbon sweet tea and a drink made with Coca-Cola, peanuts and undetermined liquor. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Fried chicken joint with Southern cocktails to open along R Street Corridor," 27 June 2018 The exact cause of the fire is undetermined but appears to have started in the second floor living room. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two cats die in fire that ripped through Wauwatosa duplex," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of undetermined

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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