indefinite

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin indēfīnītus.

Morphologically in- +‎ definite.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈdɛfɪnɪt/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧def‧i‧nite

AdjectiveEdit

indefinite (comparative more indefinite, superlative most indefinite)

  1. Without limit; forever, or until further notice; not definite.
  2. Vague or unclear.
    She gave an indefinite answer which nobody really understood.
  3. Undecided or uncertain.
    I'm still indefinite about what I'm going to study at college.
  4. (mathematics) Being an integral without specified limits.
  5. (linguistics) Designating an unspecified or unidentified person or thing or group of persons or things
    the indefinite article

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NounEdit

indefinite (plural indefinites)

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

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

indefinite f pl

  1. feminine plural of indefinito

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

indēfīnīte

  1. vocative masculine singular of indēfīnītus

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