indeterminacy


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in·de·ter·mi·na·cy

 (ĭn′dĭ-tûr′mə-nə-sē)
n.
The state or quality of being indeterminate.

in•de•ter•mi•na•cy

(ˌɪn dɪˈtɜr mə nə si)

n.
the quality or state of being indeterminate.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indeterminacy - the quality of being vague and poorly defined
uncertainness, uncertainty, precariousness - being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance; "the uncertainty of the outcome"; "the precariousness of his income"
inconclusiveness - the quality of being inconclusive
Translations

indeterminacy

[ˌɪndɪˈtɜːmɪnəsɪ] Ncarácter m indeterminado
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