Definition: uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
Definition: uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
Sentences Containing 'indeterminate'
A man who has at length found something to do will not need to get a new suit to do it in; for him the old will do, that has lain dusty in the garret for an indeterminate period.
Prior to 1989, Oregon judges would decide whether a convicted felon should be put on probation or sent to prison, and for those sent to prison, set a maximum sentence (known as an "indeterminate sentence.") Based on a subsequent decision by the Parole Board, the average offender would serve a fraction of the sentence handed down by the judge.
Equal-interval chords are often of indeterminate root and mixed-interval chords are also often best characterized by their interval content.
The Talkeetna Mountains Hadrosaur was a hadrosaurid of indeterminate classification whose carcass appeared to have been deposited in a bathyal or outer shelf environment that later became Alaska's Matanuska Formation.
In the course of his new opinion on remand, Judge Benavides chided the Supreme Court for giving inconsistent and indeterminate guidance in the death penalty area, likening the High Court's jurisprudence to the Augean stables.
Maqroll, his most well-known character, is of indeterminate origin, nationality, age and physiognomy.
In addition to this, an indeterminate number of ordinary board members are also elected every year.
Since this latter term was not applied to a "chimneyed house on wheels", or vardo, until 1872, the term "vanner" has no inherent connection with the Romanichal. Writing in 1897, M. Horace Hayes describes the "light vanner" as a horse of indeterminate breed "which we meet in vans, 'buses and tram-cars".
This means there exists an element "x" of "K" which is transcendental over "F", and such that "K" is a finite algebraic extension of "F"("x"), which is the field of rational functions in the indeterminate "x" over "F".
A rational curve, also called a unicursal curve, is any curve which is birationally equivalent to a line, which we may take to be a projective line; accordingly, we may identify the function field of the curve with the field of rational functions in one indeterminate "F"("x").
Contradicting the principle of bivalence, Buridan implies a system of three-valued logic in which there are three truth values--"true", "false", and some indeterminate third value.
Dr. Joseph W. Ulatowski believes that since the truth value in Plato's conditional promise and even more so in Socrates's proposition is indeterminate, it means that Plato "ought to err on the side of caution with respect to the future contingency and allow Socrates to cross the bridge".
In a full currency substituted economy, exchange rates are indeterminate and monetary authorities cannot devalue the currency.
Additionally, when asked about the unused script at a convention, Graham Williams, having forgotten the exact title, made up the name "Gin Sengh", as in "The Killer Cats of Gin Sengh" (or "Geng Singh" — the spelling being indeterminate), resulting in the fan myth that this was the original title.
Possible indeterminate ornithischian remains have been reported from the Lower and Upper Elliot Formation of Cape Province, South Africa and the Mohales Hoek District, Lesotho.
He wrote well, was a forcible speaker and an acute critic; but his adoption of the indeterminate eclecticism of Victor Cousin in philosophy and of the somewhat similarly indeterminate liberalism of in politics probably limited his powers, though both no doubt accorded with his critical and unenthusiastic turn of mind.
Llewellyn (1893–1962) was the most important figure associated with the American Legal Realism of the 1920s and 1930s, which held that the law was indeterminate on the basis of statutes and precedents alone and required study of the how disputes are resolved in practice.
Indeterminate crocodilian remains are known from the group.
Indeterminate allosaurid, dromaeosaurid, and ornithomimmid, remains are known from the Xinminbao Group.
Indeterminate nemegtosaurid remains are also known from the group.
Indeterminate ankylosaur remains are known from the group.
"Indeterminate colitis" is the classification for colitis that has features of both "Crohn's disease" and "ulcerative colitis".
Indeterminate colitis' behaviour is usually closer to ulcerative colitis than Crohn's disease.
They also discovered many other animals and some indeterminate stone tools.
An indeterminate number of Italians and anti-Communist Yugoslavs were killed in the foibe massacres. The socialist period.
Nouns and adjectives were inflected according to one of two grammatical numbers: the singular and the plural. Nouns can be divided into numerous declensions according to the form of the stem: "a", "ō", "i", "u", "an", "ōn", "ein", "r", etc. Adjectives have two variants, "indefinite" and "definite" (sometimes "indeterminate" and "determinate"), with definite adjectives normally used in combination with the definite determiners (e.g. the definite article "sa"/"þata"/"sō") while indefinite adjectives are used in other circumstances.
An indeterminate number of Italians and anti-Communist Yugoslavs were killed in the foibe massacres. Slovenia in Titoist Yugoslavia.
"Cuarenta y quince": jocularly, an indeterminate number.
"Gunk" may refer to any fairly large quantity of unwanted substance or objects of varied or indeterminate identity, much like the English "junk".
Other fairly closely related creatures are known as "Eoraetia", from the Upper Triassic of Europe, and the rather indeterminate "Kunminia", from the Lower Jurassic of China.
To the end, he occupied a somewhat indeterminate position with respect to that school; he subordinated historical investigation to immediate practical interests, and politics moved in the direction of limiting rather than extending the sphere of state action.
More Vocab Wordstemperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
nubile - marriageable; of marriageable age; CF. connubial
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
tessellated - mosaic; inlaid; Ex. tessellated pattern
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health