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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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Keywords: Emulative neural networks; Dynamic interrelations; Nonlinear forecasting; Perceptron learning process; Multi-layer perceptron model; Learning; Observational indeterminability; Indeterminacies
While interpretation is ultimately about discovering the meaning implicit in the text that is there, construction is concerned with addressing constitutional subject matter and resolving indeterminacies.
Comment on: Multiple-Solution Indeterminacies in Monetary Policy Analysis.
The indeterminacies of the text, the two unaccounted-for "Weilchen" in the dialogue, here practically force themselves upon the reader's attention, becoming a "tantalizing omission" in the truest sense of the word, challenging the reader to fill in or supplement the indeterminate space.
Perloff stressed how indeterminacies of sound and narration explode the premise that language always points to truths beyond itself and so "challenge us, once again, to take up ideas" (338).
The more jurisprudential face turns toward the period of stability, and looks at the determinate indeterminacies of that period.
And though Berger's criticism can be read and appreciated independent of his politics, it is the latter that, for all its indeterminacies, somehow vests the practice of art, as he sees it, with an urgency and moral importance it is rarely accorded.
Her alertness to indeterminacies is so acute that it becomes hard to imagine how any writer in the early modern period could not by this method be transformed into a liberal humanist.