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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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This double indetermination is key in enabling the case study to be able to intervene in the debates that I refer to as bureaucratic activism and the rule of law.
Both therefore fail to provide a framework for understanding the true radical potential, or 'Bergsonist vocation' of contemporary new media, 'as the catalyst for the expansion of the margin of indetermination constitutive of our technically facilitated embodiment' (New Philosophy for New Media, p146).
Therefore, the body itself as any other image is a center of indetermination however it conceives determined objects through perceptions; this process does not completely draw and capture the fluidity of reality since it tends to freeze the moving objects in a specific point in space; it is only able to represent their original and dynamic nature.
As Abensour puts it: "The conceptual horizon according to which the idea of savage democracy is to be approached is thus that of the originary and irreducible division of the social, its enigmatic identity--the ordeal of the uncontrollable that allows the indetermination of the social realm, and its necessary inner opposition, to unfold freely" (Abensour 2007, 251, my translation).
Surely, the degrees of freedom should be condensed, and the indetermination reduced (the last action is called "deneutrosophication").
Raised in a musical home and adept at piano and choral singing, Melchert's creative thinking reflexively aligns with experiments in music, especially John Cage, the development of indetermination and the role of chance guiding artistic direction.
On the other hand, postmodernism is characterized by: alternatives, variants, giving up limits, borders, indetermination, ambivalence, mixture of styles, dispute, rebellion, mobility, ephemeral and immediate nature, originality, discontinuity, decentralization, fragmentation, tolerance, incertitude, skepticism, intercultural relation, different perspective of each individual on the systems of values, disappearance of the unique moral, eclecticism, valuation of multiple perspectives, indetermanence (a concept formed, according to Ihab Hassan's opinion, from indetermination and immanence).
Today, como quer que works as modal conjunction, equivalent to the conjunction como followed by the indetermination formula quer que, which, as already explained, can also follow other pronouns or adverbs of the Portuguese language.
The figure of Orixala might serve as another example of this indetermination, and the author summarizes it as follows:
Measuring of qualitative variables give the chance of input them in quantitative kind models that would help mostly to reduce the degree of indetermination and therefore, to a fuller explanation of the evolution of economic phenomena.
In order to do this task, first of all the relationship between indetermination and freedom in Kierkegaard's thought is established.