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ill-defined

[ il-di-fahynd ]
/ ˈɪl dɪˈfaɪnd /
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adjective
badly or inadequately defined; vague: He confuses the reader with ill-defined terms and concepts.
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Origin of ill-defined

First recorded in 1865–70
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ill-defined

adjective
imperfectly defined; having no clear outline
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