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undefined

[uhn-di-fahynd] /ˌʌn dɪˈfaɪnd/
adjective
1.
without fixed limits; indefinite in form, extent, or application:
undefined authority; undefined feelings of sadness.
2.
not given meaning or significance, as by a definition; not defined or explained:
an undefined term.
Origin of undefined
1605-1615
1605-15; un-1 + defined
Related forms
undefinedly
[uhn-di-fahy-nid-lee, -fahynd-] /ˌʌn dɪˈfaɪ nɪd li, -ˈfaɪnd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
undefinedness, noun
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  • With an undefined feeling of awe, she looked in the countenance of her friend.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • The position of the reputed slave in England was undefined and doubtful.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • With its keen sensitive-ness and its undefined melancholy it was a dreamer's face.

  • The reason is that the negative proposition has really passed into an undefined positive.

    Sophist Plato
  • Quaking with undefined fears, he pushed on until he had joined them.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for undefined

undefined

/ˌʌndɪˈfaɪnd/
adjective
1.
not defined or made clear: the job has remained undefined
Derived Forms
undefinable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for undefined
adj.

1610s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of define (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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