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indeterminate

1. Physics (of an effect) not obeying the law of causality; noncausal
2. Maths
a. having no numerical meaning, as 0/0
b. (of an equation) having more than one variable and an unlimited number of solutions
3. Botany another word for indefinite
4. (of a structure, framework, etc.) comprising forces that cannot be fully analysed, esp by vector analysis
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As we previously discussed, professional uncertainty is measured here in terms of indetermination of performances of a service by morbidity conditions assessed.
La realisation du sens est a comprendre en outre comme une progression dans la determination, et les potentialites du vecu correspondent precisement au halo d' indetermination de l'objet.
Freedom will mean not indetermination but self-determination.
The tout autre (or differance) and sunyata are not strictly equivalent, but what is irreducible and singular about such not-yet-formalized "meta-forms" is their proper emergence from an unconditioned indetermination of all regulative ideas and practices.
Although the spirit of the clauses of free establishment and exercise both search for the neutrality of public performances with respect to the diverse confessions, a strong indetermination on what is understood by neutrality persists.
If Cukor's collaborations, first with the Kanins in composing the screenplay to Adam's Rib, then with Hepburn and Tracy in bringing it to life, conduce viewers of the film to think of gender identity as a non-personal individuality on the model of Deleuze, that is, as an imperceptible state of becoming belonging to no one person in the team but carrying each and all toward some unknown and undecidable end described previously, then much of the asymmetrical dichotomizing of gender would appear to be worried by this overall sense of indetermination as well.
It does not matter because indetermination here is again not contradictory nor nebulous, but a radiant function of inclusive possibility, of enhanced individuation.
Ailleurs, on peut a volonte penser soit au lieu de la perte (<< nan basen-sonje >>) soit a celui de la recuperation (<< ranmasesonje >>) avec une relative indetermination.
Nancy recognizes the indeterminate character of any entrance into a virginal space--like the simultaneous sense of invitation and withdrawal we feel from art--this self-division that translates into indetermination of presence and absence, of proximity and withdrawal which is at the core of every aesthetic encounter.
Yet some, like Anaximander with his notion of to apeiron and, some centuries later, Plotinus with his notion of the One which is beyond Being, clearly thought that indetermination is a perfection, hence that there can be an actually infinite reality which is indeterminate.
Postmodern: playful behavior, alternative, variants, giving up limits, borders, indetermination, ambivalence, mixture of styles, denial, rebellion, mobility, ephemeral, immediate, originality, discontinuity, decentralized, fragmentary, tolerance, incertitude, intercultural, indeterminacy (a concept which, in Ihab Hassan's opinion, is composed of indetermination and immanence).
Le renvoi a la notion de developpement dans la definition du traitement differencie introduit a la definition une indetermination problematique, mais inevitable pour deux raisons.