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in·def·i·nite

 (ĭn-dĕf′ə-nĭt)
adj.
Not definite, especially:
a. Unclear; vague.
b. Lacking precise limits: an indefinite leave of absence.
c. Uncertain; undecided: indefinite about their plans.

in·def′i·nite·ly adv.
in·def′i·nite·ness n.

indefinitely

(ɪnˈdɛfɪnɪtlɪ)
adv
without any limit of time or number
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Adv.1.indefinitely - to an indefinite extent; for an indefinite time; "this could go on indefinitely"

indefinitely

adverb endlessly, continually, for ever, ad infinitum, sine die (Latin), till the cows come home (informal) The visit has now been postponed indefinitely.
Translations
na neurčito
bizonytalan idõrekorlátlan idõre
um óákveîinn tíma
na neurčito
belirsiz bir tarihe

indefinitely

[ɪnˈdefɪnɪtlɪ] ADV (gen) → por tiempo indefinido
it will keep indefinitelyse conserva por tiempo indefinido
we can carry on indefinitelypodemos continuar hasta cuando sea or por tiempo indefinido

indefinitely

[ɪnˈdɛfənətli] adv
[wait, stay, continue, suspend, extend, detain] → indéfiniment
[postpone] → à une date indéterminéeindefinite pronoun npronom m indéfini

indefinitely

adv
wait etcunbegrenzt (lange), unendlich lange, endlos; postpone, continue, closeauf unbestimmte Zeit; we can’t go on like this indefinitelywir können nicht endlos so weitermachen; to be extended indefinitelyauf unbestimmte Zeit verlängert werden
(= vaguely)unklar, undeutlich

indefinitely

[ɪnˈdɛfɪnɪtlɪ] adv (postpone) → a tempo indeterminato; (wait) → indefinitamente, all'infinito

indefinite

(inˈdefinit) adjective
1. not fixed or exact; without clearly marked outlines or limits. She invited her mother to stay for an indefinite length of time.
2. vague; uncertain. His plans are indefinite at the moment.
inˈdefiniteness noun
inˈdefinitely adverb
for an indefinite period of time. The match was postponed indefinitely.
indefinite article the name given to the words a and an
References in classic literature ?
The older man seemed prepared to keep the exercise going indefinitely but George Willard's head struck the root of a tree and he lay still.
It gave her the promise and pretext to keep the children indefinitely.
As one of her nearest kindred, she had naturally betaken herself to Hepzibah, with no idea of forcing herself on her cousin's protection, but only for a visit of a week or two, which might be indefinitely extended, should it prove for the happiness of both.
And when it comes to sleeping with an unknown stranger, in a strange inn, in a strange town, and that stranger a harpooneer, then your objections indefinitely multiply.
In the distance he saw the diminished dotted boat; and then a swift gleam of bubbling white water; and after that nothing more; whence it was concluded that the stricken whale must have indefinitely run away with his pursuers, as often happens.
Trimming beef off the bones by the hundred-weight, while standing up from early morning till late at night, with heavy boots on and the floor always damp and full of puddles, liable to be thrown out of work indefinitely because of a slackening in the trade, liable again to be kept overtime in rush seasons, and be worked till she trembled in every nerve and lost her grip on her slimy knife, and gave herself a poisoned wound--that was the new life that unfolded itself before Marija.
going to leave Cadiz and cruise in distant seas indefinitely, for the health of your family?
I believe that if you were not in disgrace with the Court, and had not been overshadowed by that cloud for years past, a letter de cachet would have sent me to some fortress indefinitely.
Our dinner had been indefinitely postponed; but it was growing so late, that my aunt had ordered it to be got ready, when she gave a sudden alarm of donkeys, and to my consternation and amazement, I beheld Miss Murdstone, on a side-saddle, ride deliberately over the sacred piece of green, and stop in front of the house, looking about her.
A decorative object, such as a column, for instance, was placed in one of the corners and immediately produced a hall of a thousand columns; for, thanks to the mirrors, the real room was multiplied by six hexagonal rooms, each of which, in its turn, was multiplied indefinitely.
At the end of three months he came to the entrance of a huge forest, which looked as if it had never been trodden by human foot before, and which seemed to stretch out indefinitely.
The bureaucratic muddle, so it seems, is to continue indefinitely.