indeterminate

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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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It's called a dwarf indeterminate (or ISI, for indeterminate short-internode), and it combines the best characteristics of both indeterminate and determinate plants.
The advantage of an indeterminate plant is that it produces fruit throughout the season.
We planted `Better Bush', `Husky Cherry Red', `Husky Gold', `Husky Pink', and `Husky Red' compact indeterminate varieties in Sunset's test garden in Menlo Park, California.