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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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