Meaning of indeterminate

in•de•ter•mi•nate

Pronunciation: (in"di-tûr'mu-nit), [key]
— adj.
  1. not determinate; not precisely fixed in extent; indefinite; uncertain.
  2. not clear; vague.
  3. not established.
  4. not settled or decided.
    1. (of a quantity) undefined, as 0/0.
    2. (of an equation) able to be satisfied by more than one value for each unknown.
  5. (of an inflorescence) having the axis or axes not ending in a flower or bud, thus allowing further elongation.
—n.
  1. something whose value is not specified: used esp. in abstract algebra; a variable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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