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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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coming into being, in the definite and indefiniteness of circumstantial, in the direct or indirect participant disposition, and in the intentional or unintentional narrative action or event, a participant status is interpreted.
Both structural and subjectrelated indefiniteness integrates "one's own" and "someone else's", "personal I" and "alien's I" in a single mental and verbal space.
A distinction is drawn in the literature between specificity and nonspecificity in the realm of indefiniteness (Hawkins 1978; Chesterman 1991; Enc 1991; Diesing 1992; Lyons 1999; Cruse 2000).
The first thing to note is that the lack of adverbial modification leads to a higher degree of unacceptability than indefiniteness of the subject.
Therefore, a satisfactory investigation of the heteronomy of discourse (of all discourse), a correlate of the very indefiniteness of the limits of real and fake, would establish the true threshold of postmodern metafiction.
Keywords: naturalness, syntax, indefiniteness, indefinite article
Plaintiff's Amended Sixth Claim for Relief is barred by indefiniteness and vagueness in the alleged contract.
In "ETOX", E stands for Erteks, T for Turkey, O for automotive, X for indefiniteness and eternity.
Guter emphasizes that musical gesture is fundamentally nonmechanical: it introduces indefiniteness into our musical understanding that is constitutive in a logical sense.
The macroscopic indefiniteness generated by the microphysical laws is brought into accord with the definiteness of our human experiences by incorporating into the physical dynamics certain very specific causal effects of our own thought-provoked actions.
In this article we shall refer to this element as an indefiniteness marker.1 The marker is either an affix or a particle, and it may consist of several, even four parts.
Starting from a stylistic reading of the most celebrated Hindi contemporary novelists, Nirmal Verma, this paper aims at comparing the formal devices of indeterminacy and indefiniteness with what the author himself emphasizes in his philosophical essays as an important basis for Indian traditional culture -- the notions of self, time, space, myth.