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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.
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Noun1.indefiniteness - 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
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(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
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Some have felt that these blundering lives are due to the inconvenient indefiniteness with which the Supreme Power has fashioned the natures of women: if there were one level of feminine incompetence as strict as the ability to count three and no more, the social lot of women might be treated with scientific certitude.
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All that was painful in his relations with Anna, all the feeling of indefiniteness left by their conversation, had slipped out of his mind.
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Instead, he put it off with vagueness and indefiniteness and inquired after the family, particularly after Mrs.
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The indefiniteness of the other is the norm in dysphoria.
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Obviously, acquiring new innovative advantages, is a complex process which is full of technical complications, intrafield relationships, indefiniteness and complex uniformity.