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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 ?
It gave her the promise and pretext to keep the children indefinitely.
But we may go further than this; for as new forms are continually and slowly being produced, unless we believe that the number of specific forms goes on perpetually and almost indefinitely increasing, numbers inevitably must become extinct.
Athelny was a little confused; he had led Philip to expect something much more splendid; on the other hand he was too poor to go on providing him indefinitely with board and lodging.
In reality in all Napoleon's activity we never find anything resembling an expression of that wish, but find a series of orders, or expressions of his will, very variously and indefinitely directed.
The hyperbola, Michel, is a curve of the second order, produced by the intersection of a conic surface and a plane parallel to its axis, and constitutes two branches separated one from the other, both tending indefinitely in the two directions.
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.
Her mother chimed in to the same tune: a certain way she had of making her labours in the house seem heavier than they were by prolonging them indefinitely, also weighed in the argument.
Well, as I can descend when I please, to replenish my stock of water on the way, my trip might be indefinitely prolonged.
That is often the case with things that I have held aloof from indefinitely.
It became evident to Elizabeth that, until some explanation of this point was offered to him, Nutty would drift about in her vicinity, moaning and shuffling his feet indefinitely.
As by our theory it follows that new atolls will generally be formed in each new area of subsidence, two weighty objections might have been raised, namely, that atolls must be increasing indefinitely in number; and secondly, that in old areas of subsidence each separate atoll must be increasing indefinitely in thickness, if proofs of their occasional destruction could not have been adduced.
I was disposed straightway to search for other truths and when I had represented to myself the object of the geometers, which I conceived to be a continuous body or a space indefinitely extended in length, breadth, and height or depth, divisible into divers parts which admit of different figures and sizes, and of being moved or transposed in all manner of ways(for all this the geometers suppose to be in the object they contemplate), I went over some of their simplest demonstrations.