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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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establishing a system in which youth may be sentenced indeterminately,
It finally kicked in during the second half, where Piolo's character found himself in an indeterminately "cloudy" or actually smoky terrain that, we figured, was supposed to be an approximation of the path leading up to the Pearly Gates
In addition, because the findings are drawn from a largely White and well-educated LGBT sample, our results may have been indeterminately biased.
From the vantage point of a character like Vandover, then, the economic climate seems to strike haphazardly, indeterminately casting the young college graduates in roles of success or failure.
Rather, he holds that only what is placed at the lowest vertices of the Porphyrian Tree (hence the maximally specific) exists while the higher vertices are mere concepts formed by us by abstracting and indeterminately representing concreta placed at the lowest vertices.
If the "vision of God" is not qualified as either indeterminately desired (by nature) or desired precisely as beatific, then there is room for equivocation.
The figures, receding infinitely, floating indeterminately and bleached white, are ghostly.
In the end, however distasteful, that is what will have to happen in Israel/Palestine and the Israeli government can not indeterminately carry on relying on the goodwill of the governments of the free world to justify their actions.
She claims that when her son, who was jailed in 2010 indeterminately for the public protection, went to the authorities he was ignored and moved to another jail.
Sentences in a given language admit of indeterminately many instantiations, but they also admit of being translated--mutatis mutandis--in indeterminately many different languages, such as our initial sentence, my English translation from a proposition in Latin of Thomas Aquinas: Primum quod cadit in intellectu est ens.
When it was first acknowledged, on a free road map distributed by Standard Oil Company of New York, or Socony, gas stations in 1925, its population was given indeterminately as from zero to 500, which was probably a peak.