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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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Five Symbol-Valued Neutrosophic Logic [Smarandache, 1995]: Indeterminacy I is refined (split) as U = Unknown, C = contradiction, and G = ignorance; where the symbols represent:
His work does not represent a new power relation between composer, performer and audience, despite the indeterminacy.
I personally would have preferred that Brower had made his own position on these matters explicit--especially since history, rather like psychical research, depends on good faith and contains an irreducible element of indeterminacy.
The first problem is the familiar indeterminacy problem: if we could have acted differently, in the case when everything else was exactly the same up to the millisecond when we made our decision, then our decision would again be entirely random and arbitrary and no freer than if it was determined.
The model does not rely on local indeterminacy to generate new and interesting dynamics, although one contribution of the paper is the documentation of model properties when the model gives rise to local indeterminacy.
ES) and pass these costs onto depositors, then the usage cost becomes a source of indeterminacy in the economy.
Opponents of the indeterminacy view reject the possibility of vague representation.
7) Although there are interpretive arguments that can dissolve the apparent constitutional gap in this particular case, (8) the eventual statutory settlement in favor of a unilateral presidential removal power can be readily understood as a relatively successful constitutional construction to resolve a textual indeterminacy in a workable and normatively attractive way.
Indeterminacy in search and matching models has previously been addressed by Giammarioli (2003).
In the late '50s, when his concept of indeterminacy in musical performance had been more or less fully developed, he even wrote a number of works that would specifically engage television, such as TV Koln and Fontana Mix (both 1958); the latter was a key document in the exhibition.
moment because it is one of the most notorious (well- known, that is, to the critical tradition) instances of indeterminacy in the text (the alternative meaning being "Nothing
Chapters are devoted to recent techniques including free diatonicism, serialism, and indeterminacy.