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That which is uncertain or not particularly designated.


adjective ambiguous, anceps, cryptic, dubius, endless, equivocal, featureless, fluid, formless, hazy, ill-defined, immeasurable, in a state of uncertainty, in doubt, inarticulated, incalculable, inconclusive, indefinite, indistinct, infinite, limitless, measureless, nonspecific, not ascerrained, not designated, not fixed, not fixed in extent, not made certain, not particularly designated, not precise, not settled, obscure, open, open to question, shapeless, termless, unbounded, uncertain, unclear, undecided, undefined, unfathomable, unfixed, unlimited, unmeasured, unordered, unresolved, unsettled, unspecified, vague, withhut bound, without end, without limit, without measure
Associated concepts: indeterminate damages, indeterminate penalty, indeterminate punishment, indeterminate sentence
See also: ambiguous, broad, casual, conditional, debatable, disputable, equivocal, evasive, generic, indefinite, nebulous, oblique, pending, provisional, uncertain, undefinable, unspecified, vague

INDETERMINATE. That which is uncertain or not particularly designated; as, if I sell you one hundred bushels of wheat, without stating what wheat. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 950.

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3)-adaptable, it means that the system is 70% adaptable, 20% indeterminate regarding adaptability, and 30% inadaptable; we may receive the informations for each attribute phase from different independent sources, that's why the sum of the neutrosophic components is not necessarily 1.
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they are partially true (t%), partially indeterminate (i%), and partially false (f%).
They are similar, dissimilar, and indeterminate (unknown, hidden, vague, incomplete) processes among the parts.
Plantings of MG IV indeterminate 'Asgrow AG4403' and 'Hornbeck HBK4891' and MG V determinate 'Asgrow AG5701' and 'Pioneer P9594' were made on 16 Apr.
Within each planting date and year, MG V determinate cultivars were taller and generally had more nodes than MG IV indeterminate cultivars at the R1 date, whereas the opposite occurred at the ST date.
In 2002, MG IV indeterminate cultivars (AG4403 and HBK4891) increased height by an average of 72 and 74 cm and node number by an average of 11.
Even though these cultivars did not grow as much after R1 as did the indeterminate MG IV cultivars, the growth increases translated into meaningful canopy development following bloom and resulted in canopy closure by ST.
Selection seems to be a matter of degree and to admit borderline cases: there are states of individuals in the phylogenetical chain such that it is indeterminate whether the state has been selected for or not.
We have seen that those who endorse Teleological are committed to the claim that "represents RED" and "does not represent anything at all" are interindeterminates: there are individuals in the phylogenetical chain such that it is indeterminate whether their tokens of state type M represents RED and indeterminate whether they represent anything at all.
In the first place, this would require that it can be indeterminate whether being in a certain state feels at all and intuitively, phenomenal consciousness is sharp rather than vague in this respect.
One can concede that there might be states such that it is indeterminate whether there is something, rather than nothing, it is like to have them.