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indetermination

[in-di-tur-muh-ney-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the quality or condition of being indeterminate.
  2. an unsettled state, as of the mind.

Origin of indetermination

First recorded in 1610–20; indeterminate + -ion
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Examples from the Web for indetermination

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • A living being is "a reservoir of indetermination and unforeseeability."


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