unspecifiable

unspecifiable

(ˌʌnspɛsɪˈfaɪəbəl)
adj
not able to be specified
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Similitudes are notoriously imponderable--whereas "cause and effect" or "container-contained" are neither located in the observer nor are they immeasurable, unspecifiable. This distinction has been defended in various forms by many later Indian semiologists, though it has also been contested--oddly enough, chiefly by poeticians, to whom similitude is the relation par excellence.
In this way, the circle of vice is closed, its battlements steadily constricting as allies inevitably betray the vague and ultimately unspecifiable cause.
Hillier identifies the book's themes as including: consensus versus conflict ("agonism"); lack (incompleteness); the idea that the future is indeterminate and unspecifiable; the notions of "open-ended fluidity and temporary fixity"; power and power-play; and transformation, emergence and immanence.
(90) Consequently the activity of Tsa/rTsa mi and rGa lo the elder at Bodhgaya may be provisionally assigned to before the end of the first quarter of the 12th century and an unspecifiable number of years thereafter.
Manning's solution to the problem of combining a sense of Lamb's effects with those of the periodical text resides within the "fraught but unspecifiable difference between Lamb and Elia that prevents the reduction of the essays to their context" (145).
By relating the finite to the unspecifiable transcendent absolute we rather destroy the finite.
Habermas (1981), for example, shares with Giddens (1984) the assumption that the operation of the social system of expectations remains necessarily 'virtual' and therefore unspecifiable. Luhmann (1984) specified this operation theoretically by proposing a deliberate abstraction from human agency (Luhmann, 1995b).
There is a semi-permeable membrane between these two discourses, with an unspecifiable traffic between them; and each may be fruitfully influenced by the other.
This tacit dimension is ineffable and unspecifiable. It underlies and precedes intuition and can guide the researcher into untapped directions and sources of meaning.
The initial premises underlying his project are: (1) the cosmos is a living organism, (2) life is creativity, (3) life precedes, and it is the energy providing for the possibility of, matter, (4) life itself is a question of uncertainty, of the unexpected, (5) life is the ability for self-organization, that is, self-creation, and (6) creativity is based on value--which, I suppose, is before the creative act unspecifiable.
463, 472 (1983): Perhaps because family life is so much a part of the unspecifiable bedrock of society, there has been a puzzling inattention in both legal and other literature to the broad social policies underlying the preference historically given by the law to family relationships.