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indetermination

[in-di-tur-muh-ney-shuh n] /ˌɪn dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the quality or condition of being indeterminate.
2.
an unsettled state, as of the mind.
Origin of indetermination
1610-1620
First recorded in 1610-20; indeterminate + -ion
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  • But this indetermination cannot be complete; it must leave a certain part to determination.

    Creative Evolution Henri Bergson
  • In these twilight-zones of indetermination, 347 cost as well as other factors of supply have had their opportunity.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • But almost with Sam's reply the creaking began again, and after an instant of indetermination continued its course.

    The Silent Places Steward Edward White
  • Besides, it is not Reason itself, but its emanation which mingles with indetermination.

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4 Plotinos (Plotinus)
  • A living being is "a reservoir of indetermination and unforeseeability."

  • Such an indetermination of choice is not desired by the lover of either reason or excitement.

  • Scepticism is only a state of indetermination, resulting from an insufficient examination of things.

    Good Sense Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
  • Existence should be contemplated, not in indetermination, but on the contrary in determination and rest.

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 1 Plotinos (Plotinus)
  • If the definition of privation shows the indetermination of matter, it can at least indicate its nature.

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 1 Plotinos (Plotinus)
  • If in the indeterminate, it is evident that it itself is indeterminate, and needs no indetermination to become such.

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4 Plotinos (Plotinus)

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