inconclusive

[ in-kuhn-kloo-siv ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈklu sɪv /

adjective

not conclusive; not resolving fully all doubts or questions: inconclusive evidence.
without final results or outcome: inconclusive experiments.

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Origin of inconclusive

First recorded in 1680–90; in-3 + conclusive

OTHER WORDS FROM inconclusive

in·con·clu·sive·ly, adverbin·con·clu·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inconclusive

inconclusive
/ (ˌɪnkənˈkluːsɪv) /

adjective

not conclusive or decisive; not finally settled; indeterminate

Derived forms of inconclusive

inconclusively, adverbinconclusiveness, noun
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