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Indeterminate

That which is uncertain or not particularly designated.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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But for this reason, that is, for its constitutive indeterminateness, essence--or the element of reflection, of the positing of thought--is itself an act of self-negating (negantesi), namely, a self-negating in that same determinateness in which essence ends up as the simple "being posited." "This positedness is the whole self-subsistent essence," so that "essence is ground, as self-identical and positive in this its negation" (Hegel's Science 435).
Orthodox quantum mechanics deals with this macroscopic indeterminateness in a very specific way.
The absence of a participatory framework in Wang's analysis causes him to conflate the indeterminateness of the will and the indeterminateness of the intellect.
This Aristotelian focusing on the particularity of being supposedly assisted Porphyry in formulating his original ontological identification "of hyparxis with einai monon, it is, in identifying the activity of being, the verb 'to be', with pure essence taken in its absolute indeterminateness ...
However, the great majority of translators preserve--wittingly or unwittingly--the indeterminateness of the Greek text, thereby bequeathing the determination of the modal status of the premisses to commentators and interpreters (who are sometimes the translators themselves!).
Dalloway is a text which asks its readers to tolerate not knowing, to accept, indeed to revel in, the multiplicity and indeterminateness of meanings; but it does so by initiating and constantly repeating a division between the order of discourse peculiar to social identity and an order of discourse which escapes the social world by being the property of private selves.
Indeterminateness is conceived as a third status that obtains when it is not settled whether truth or falsity obtains.
(82) In brief, Benveniste posits the indeterminateness of the concept T, saying:
equivocal and faced with indeterminateness Aristotle, but especially
(80) Yet such negotiations can be a magic wand that blocks skyrocketing compensation and shareholder outrage because of two facts: (1) the labor market for a CEO is an imperfect market, and (2) imperfect markets have a wide negotiating range (economists call it the "range of indeterminateness") in which data-based bargaining can just as easily and successfully set CEO pay near the bottom of the range as near the top.
The indeterminateness of this statement makes it impossible to assess its acceptability as a premise or its significance as a conclusion.