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Indefinite vs. Undefined

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Indefiniteadjective

Without limit; forever, or until further notice; not definite.

Undefinedadjective

Lacking a definition or value.

Indefiniteadjective

Vague or unclear.

Undefinedadjective

That does not have a meaning and is thus not assigned an interpretation.

‘The result of division by zero is undefined.’;

Indefiniteadjective

Undecided or uncertain.

Undefinedadjective

not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished;

‘an undefined term’; ‘undefined authority’; ‘some undefined sense of excitement’; ‘vague feelings of sadness’; ‘a vague uneasiness’;

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Indefiniteadjective

(mathematics) Being an integral without specified limits.

Indefiniteadjective

(linguistics) Designating an unspecified or unidentified person or thing or group of persons or things

‘the indefinite article’;

Indefinitenoun

(grammar) A word or phrase that designates an unspecified or unidentified person or thing or group of persons or things.

Indefiniteadjective

Not definite; not limited, defined, or specified; not explicit; not determined or fixed upon; not precise; uncertain; vague; confused; obscure; as, an indefinite time, plan, etc.

‘It were to be wished that . . . men would leave off that indefinite way of vouching, "the chymists say this," or "the chymists affirm that."’; ‘The time of this last is left indefinite.’;

Indefiniteadjective

Having no determined or certain limits; large and unmeasured, though not infinite; unlimited; as, indefinite space; the indefinite extension of a straight line.

‘Though it is not infinite, it may be indefinite; though it is not boundless in itself, it may be so to human comprehension.’;

Indefiniteadjective

Boundless; infinite.

‘Indefinite and omnipresent God,Inhabiting eternity.’;

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Indefiniteadjective

Too numerous or variable to make a particular enumeration important; - said of the parts of a flower, and the like. Also, indeterminate.

Indefiniteadjective

vague or not clearly defined or stated;

‘must you be so indefinite?’; ‘amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges’; ‘he would not answer so indefinite a proposal’;

Indefiniteadjective

not decided or not known;

‘were indefinite about their plans’; ‘plans are indefinite’;

Indefiniteadjective

lasting for an unknown or unstated length of time

‘they may face indefinite detention’;

Indefiniteadjective

not clearly expressed or defined; vague

‘an indefinite number of generations’;

Indefiniteadjective

(of a word, inflection, or phrase) not determining the person, thing, time, etc. referred to

‘in Greek the dual contrasts with the indefinite plural’;

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