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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.
5. Math.
a. (of a quantity) undefined, as 0/0.
b. (of an equation) able to be satisfied by more than one value for each unknown.
6. Bot.(of an inflorescence) having the axis or axes not ending in a flower or bud, thus allowing further elongation.

n.
Math.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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