indeterminable


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indeterminable

incapable of being ascertained, measured, or fixed; incapable of being decided: an indeterminable conflict
Not to be confused with:
indeterminate – lacking precision or clarity; not known in advance: an indeterminate amount of time
interminable – boringly protracted; unending; incessant: interminable whining

in·de·ter·min·a·ble

 (ĭn′dĭ-tûr′mə-nə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to fix or measure: indeterminable traces of poison; indeterminable assets.
2. Impossible to settle or decide with finality: indeterminable questions.

in′de·ter′min·a·bly adv.

indeterminable

(ˌɪndɪˈtɜːmɪnəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being ascertained
2. incapable of being settled
ˌindeˈterminableness n
ˌindeˈterminably adv

in•de•ter•mi•na•ble

(ˌɪn dɪˈtɜr mə nə bəl)

adj.
1. incapable of being ascertained.
2. incapable of being decided.
[1480–90; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indeterminable - not capable of being definitely decided or ascertainedindeterminable - not capable of being definitely decided or ascertained
incalculable - not capable of being computed or enumerated
indeterminate, undetermined - not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance; "of indeterminate age"; "a zillion is a large indeterminate number"; "an indeterminate point of law"; "the influence of environment is indeterminate"; "an indeterminate future"
determinable - capable of being determined or limited or fixed; "determinable velocities"; "matters determinable by law"
2.indeterminable - incapable of being definitely ascertained
incalculable - not capable of being computed or enumerated
Translations

indeterminable

[ˌɪndɪˈtɜːmɪnəbl] ADJindeterminable

indeterminable

adjunbestimmbar, nicht zu bestimmend attror bestimmen pred

indeterminable

[ˌɪndɪˈtɜːmɪnəbl] adjindeterminabile
References in classic literature ?
The average at that time in the Grand Duchy of Baden was forty-five to a young person (when alone), according to the official estimate of the home secretary for that year; the average for older people was shifty and indeterminable, for whenever a wholesome young girl came into the presence of her elders she immediately lowered their average and raised her own.
The Lincoln hills rose up around me at the extremity of a snowy plain, in which I did not remember to have stood before; and the fishermen, at an indeterminable distance over the ice, moving slowly about with their wolfish dogs, passed for sealers, or Esquimaux, or in misty weather loomed like fabulous creatures, and I did not know whether they were giants or pygmies.
But this vague conviction of indeterminable guilt, which was enough to keep up much head-shaking and biting innuendo even among substantial professional seniors, had for the general mind all the superior power of mystery over fact.
Unbeknownst to me, my grandmother would wait for some indeterminable time and then quickly pull a flopping fish out of the water and onto the bank beside her.
As is shown in table 1, abnormal ATs were divided into indeterminable and ominous patterns.
Table 2 Top five countries for the traffic sources of different language versions (June 11, 2014 to April 7, 2016) Top countries View Top View Top for Chinese counts countries for counts countries for version Japanese Russian version version Taiwan 1,685 United States 231 United States United States 314 Germany 78 Russian Federation Hong Kong 118 France 40 Ukraine China 69 Japan 29 South Korea Anonymous 35 Canada 14 France (geographic location was indeterminable) Top countries View Top View for Chinese counts countries for counts version English version Taiwan 138 United States 231 United States 14 Germany 22 Hong Kong 12 France 15 China 2 Russian 9 Federation Anonymous 2 Japan 9 (geographic location was indeterminable)
Eleven combinations involved ratios that included an unknown or indeterminable measure.
Many websites and manufacturers use the flow-through method and diminish current stock before sending out new stock, leaving a specific transition date indeterminable. Keeping up with these transitions can be a daunting task.
My Yeti cooler, large enough for a midget's time-share, is unburied and opened, only to reveal a forgotten pack of indeterminable sliced lunch meat floating in a swampy stew of water left over from the Fourth of July.
In all these works, an indeterminate or indeterminable image seems to be coming into focus through the activity of the artist's hand.