AskDefine | Define indefinite

Dictionary Definition

indefinite adj
1 vague or not clearly defined or stated; "must you be so indefinite?"; "amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges"; "he would not answer so indefinite a proposal" [ant: definite]
2 not decided or not known; "were indefinite about their plans"; "plans are indefinite"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Without limit; forever, or until further notice; not definite.
  2. Vague or unclear.
  3. Undecided or uncertain.
  4. An integral without specified limits.


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indefinite p
  1. feminine of indefinito

Extensive Definition

The word indefinite has these meanings:-
  • In mathematics:-
    • When talking about positive or negative indefinite forms in multilinear algebra, see definite bilinear form.
    • "indefinite" is sometimes used to describe the result of trying to divide 0 by 0. Some computers call this value NaN (short for "not a number").
  • In grammar, see indefinite article and indefinite pronoun.

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