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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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Schematically, when moral property P depends for its instantiation in a given context on constitutive criteria A, B, and C, and A, B, and C are ordinally rankable one against the other, then indeterminacies can arise if the verdict of the highest-ranked dimension is different from that given by a plurality of lower-ranked bases.
If my accounts of the means by which vagueness can be generated are appealing and plausible, then, presumptively, alethic indeterminacies sometimes arise in the moral realm.
where p,r,s are integers [greater than or equal to] 1 and max{p, r, s) [greater than or equal to] 2, meaning that at least one of p,r,s is [greater than or equal to] 2; and [t.sub.j] represents types of numeral truths, ik represents types of numeral indeterminacies, and represents types of numeral falsehoods, for j = 1, 2, ..., p; k = 1, 2, ..., r; l = 1, 2, ..., s.
where p, r, s are integers [greater than or equal to]1 too, and max{p, r, s] [greater than or equal to]2, meaning that at least one of p,r,s is [greater than or equal to]2; and similarly [T.sub.j] represent types of literal truths, [I.sub.k] represent types of literal indeterminacies, and [F.sub.i] represent types of literal falsehoods, for j = 1, 2, ..., p; k = 1, 2, ..., r; l = 1, 2, ..., s.
Then, we also split this indeterminacy into two indeterminacies (see reference [3]) such as:
In 2015 Smarandache refined the literal indeterminacy I into different types of literal indeterminacies (depending on the problem to solve) such as [I.sub.1], [I.sub.2], ..., [I.sub.p] with integer p [greater than or equal to] 1, and obtained the refined neutrosophic numbers of the form [N.sub.p] = a+[b.sub.1][I.sub.1] + [b.sub.2][I.sub.2] + ...