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adjective alterable, ambiguous, ambiguus, amorphic, amorphous, barely seen, blurred, blurry, broad, changeable, cloudy, controvertible, cryptic, dim, doubtful, dubious, dubius, enigmatic, equivocal, evasive, faint, formless, ill-defined, imperspicuous, imprecise, in doubt, incertus, indecisive, indistinct, indistinguishable, inexact, mysterious, nondescript, nonspecific, not positive, not sharp, obscure, opaque, open to question, oracular, questionable, shapeless, subject to change, suppositional, theoretical, unascertained, unbounded, uncertain, unclear, undecided, undefined, undetermined, undiscernible, unintelligible, unlimited, unresolved, unsettled, unstable, unsure, untold, vague
Associated concepts: indefinite contract, indefinite failure of issue, indefinite liability, indefinite sentence
See also: aleatory, ambiguous, broad, conditional, debatable, disputable, equivocal, impalpable, incomprehensible, inconspicuous, indeterminate, intangible, obscure, open-ended, outstanding, pending, provisional, speculative, sporadic, uncertain, undecided, unlimited, unspecified, vague

INDEFINITE. That which is undefined; uncertain.

INDEFINITE, NUMBER. A number which may be increased or diminished at pleasure.
     2. When a corporation is composed of an indefinite number of persons, any number of them consisting of a majority of those present may do any act unless it be otherwise regulated by the charter or by-laws. See Definite number.

LEGACY, INDEFINITE. A bequest of things which are not enumerated or ascertained as to numbers or quantities; as, a bequest by a testator of all his goods, all his stocks in the funds. Lownd. on Leg. 84; Swinb. 485; Amb. 641; 1 P. Wms. 697.

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The indefinite article simply indicates an unspecified member of a set, as in He is a cheat, Is this a red wine?
In languages like Italian and Greek, possessives do not impose an interpretation of identifiability on the head noun: if the head noun is to be interpreted as identifiable, a definite article is used; and if it is nonidentifiable, an indefinite article is used, as shown by the Italian examples: il mio libro 'lit.
B1: Composite Predicates that do not generally take the definite article but admit the zero article and different combinations of the possessive, quantifiers and the indefinite article.
Keywords: naturalness, syntax, indefiniteness, indefinite article
The end of the indefinite article and the word that follows it must be either a consonant then a vowel or a vowel then a consonant.
or two is a DNE, the subphrase or two is in construction with the indefinite article an, and not with the phrase an hour, since DNEs must be disjunctions of numerals, not of nonnumeral phrases.
The null determiner is not to be regarded as the plural counterpart of the indefinite article.
Judge Halpern noted that the phrase "tax required to be shown on a return" was a general qualification, since the indefinite article "a" was used, instead of the definite article "the," in the statute.
For one thing, he keeps committing the beginner's mistake of pronouncing the indefinite article a with a long-a sound ("ay").
Is the well-known biblical figure defamiliarized by an indefinite article (e.
A' stomach, 'an' eye, 'a' mouth: the indefinite article does not lack anything; it is not indeterminate or undifferentiated, but expresses the pure determination of intensity, intensive difference.
Other interesting quirks of the memorable quotes included more of a use of the indefinite article rather than the definite article, verbs in the past tense and the use of pronouns other than "you".